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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Happier Café – Paper Space in Taipei, Taiwan by J.C Architecture

 
September 14th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: J.C Architecture

A collaboration that started with a discussion of what makes one feel happy, whether tangible or a feeling, from small pleasures tolife conquests. Happier cafe is a place for change and evolution, where people feel comfortable but also are key attributes to the space. For that, we believe each person sharing the space should be able to change and contribute to its creation. We imagined it as an art installation, given the lease was granted for only six months, something perhaps temporary, nonetheless imaginative and playful. Using paper was an ideal scheme to allow people to express, build, and adjust the environment according to their mood. Paper became a simple tool that records the change of the space, and the idea that each one of us can seek and manipulate their own search for balance and transformation. Large paper rolls create a time machine installation, forming walkways, niches, and intimate spaces for coach sessions, gatherings and relaxation. The cafe bar is designed as an open counter where users hand pick their snacks and prepare their drinks, and are trusted to pay and collect their own change, enabling and sharing the responsibility and maintenance of the space to the community, an overall feeling that directly connects the people and space together.

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

  • Architects: J.C Architecture
  • Project: Happier Café – Paper Space
  • Location: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Photography: Zachary C. Hone
  • Client: Happier Café
  • Lead Designer: Johnny Chiu, Nora Wang, Maria Isabel Lima
  • Built area: Indoor 315 m2,  Outdoor 212 m2

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

About J.C Architecture 

J.C. Architecture is a multidisciplinary design firm with projects ranging from hospitality, commercial, institutional to industrial design. The firm has won several awards such as IDA, TID, Red Dot, JCD, Golden Torch Award, FIABCI and Chinese Golden Stone Architecture Award. JCA is operated as a studio think tank, developing researching and experimental methodologies for new possibilities for pushing design into every corner of their work. With the combination of great minds amongst different disciplines and the always fun and passionate staff, JCA aims to create a new sense of identity and character for the world to inhabit in.

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Johnny Chiu, the founder of J.C. Architecture (JCA) who graduated from Columbia University, has lived, worked, and taught in New Zealand, Australia, Sweden, Japan, and the US. He has the great belief that a good design should be inspired from the individual. The society and the interaction between human and space are also his concern in the design work.

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Image Courtesy © Zachary C. Hone

Johnny Chiu, Image Courtesy © J.C Architecture

Johnny Chiu, Image Courtesy © J.C Architecture

Image Courtesy © J.C Architecture

Image Courtesy © J.C Architecture

Image Courtesy © J.C Architecture

Image Courtesy © J.C Architecture

Image Courtesy © J.C Architecture

Image Courtesy © J.C Architecture

Image Courtesy © J.C Architecture

Image Courtesy © J.C Architecture

Image Courtesy © J.C Architecture

Image Courtesy © J.C Architecture

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