Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Café Pause in Ostfildern-Nellingen, Germany by Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH
July 31st, 2015 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Ippolito Fleitz Group GmbH
Café Pause, a popular café and meeting place in the heart ofthe Stuttgart suburb Ostfildern was to be given a new look and direction following a change of leaseholder. The town of Ostfildern, the owners of the building, wished to establish a space in which café meets culture.
The café redesign should thus enable its use for small concerts by a nearby music school or cabaret shows. The new tenants on the other hand wished to realise their concept for high-end bistro food, reflected in a sophisticated interior design. The new interior design combines modernity with a cosy feel to ensure the café can address a broad target group.
Various seating options are grouped around a central bar, thus catering to different seating requirements and differing scenarios throughout the day. The diner-style seating niches along the street window have a more intimate character, whereas the bar tables and more freely aligned seating at the opposite end represent an open coffeehouse-style ambience.
The most striking element is a circumferential, upholstered bench that encompasses two existing columns in the centre of the space. The free seating along the façades can be moved to make space for a temporary stage or free the way to the terrace in summer. The walls around the central bar are clad in whitened maritime pine boards, which is also used for the sides of the diner seating and the shelves above the bar.
The bar counter with its sophisticated mix of white marble and brass strips set in concrete claims centre stage in the space. Its rear wall of blue and ochre tiles gives the space its overall colour scheme. The colour scheme is continued across the upholstered wall panels, the wall colour in the downward stairway and the seat upholstery.
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