Location: Valletta, Malta
Principal use: Shoe shop
Client: One Fashion Ltd
Floor area: (footprint) 21m2 (226ft2)
Design period: June – October 2007
Construction period: October – December 2007
The steep, meandering cobbled streets of Malta’s capital Valletta are lined with pale-stoned houses and shops dating predominantly from the seventeenth century. It’s here that Chris Briffa was asked the impossible. From a miniscule site measuring only 7m (23ft) in depth and 3m (10ft) in width, and with an underlying basement, he was given the brief to design a luxury shop that could display 75 pairs of stylish shoes from brands such as Camper, Miss Sixty and Fornarina while storing up to another 600: all ...