Kenneth Reid Architects - Edinburgh


Catherine Shaw Jewellers

Refurbishment / Fit-out

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Catherine Shaw Jewellers is a small independent shop located on Argyle Arcade,
a grade A listed Victorian mall off Buchanan Street,Glasgow’s central shopping parade.

KRA’s task was to come up with an innovative design that would be different from all the other Jewellery shops in the mall. 

KRA noticed that the natural light at first floor level was significantly better than at ground level and hit on the idea of opening up the first floor and forming a ‘light scoop’.

This channels daylight into the lower floor of the outlet, turning the shop into a place set apart by the natural changing  quality of light.