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Café 3 in Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York by Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC

January 14th, 2012 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC

This café serving espresso, wine and pastries is a compliment to and a comment on Wright’s design. Our intent is to make this an intervention in the space, within Wright’s language and his philosophy by shaping and transforming the iconic forms of the building. The threaded logic of these monolithic Corian planes and volumes moving through the space, allow the visitor to both create and experience the space’s kinetic energy simultaneously. These curves link our design not only with the museum’s architecture, but with its art as well. Kandinsky’s swooping lines and Stella’s restraint reverberate here. The café is simple, but says a lot; not tense minimalism, but calm purity. Like the museum, even when filled with a blur of moving bodies, it remains still.

Espresso Bar Entrance (Images Courtesy Peter Aaron at ESTO, Eric Laignel)

  • Architect: Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC
  • Project Name: Café 3
  • Location: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
  • Scale: 850 SF
  • Completion Date: 2007
  • Photographer: Peter Aaron at ESTO, Eric Laignel

Espresso Console overlooking Central Park (Images Courtesy Peter Aaron at ESTO, Eric Laignel)

Espresso Bar and Console (Images Courtesy Peter Aaron at ESTO, Eric Laignel)

Console Detail (Images Courtesy Peter Aaron at ESTO, Eric Laignel)

Cafe Context Plan

Enlarged Floor Plan

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