Archive for the ‘Cafe’ Category
Wednesday, September 14th, 2016
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
- 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
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Article source: Latitude
The project aims to restore and refurbish Mings Café, a building located in the outskirts of Shanghai. To take advantage of its exceptional location –facing a lake and embraced by nature–, the owner decided to revitalize the venue through the application of a new design concept. In June 2015, LATITUDE got commissioned to explore the renovation strategy that would redefine this building’s identity. Our tasks covered from interior refurbishment to the redesign of outdoor areas such as the terrace, the façade and the surrounding landscape.
Image Courtesy © Boris Bohsem
- Architects: Latitude
- Project: Lakefront Mings Café Renovation
- Location: Shanghai, China
- Photography: Boris Bohsem
- Team: Andrea Ramos Rodriguez, Cherry Fan, Jorge Cortes de Castro
- Client: Shanghai Wei Mings-Food Co., Ltd.
- Budget: 70,000€ Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
- Area: 550m2
- Year: 2015 – 2016
- Status: Completed
Sunday, August 21st, 2016
Article source: Rosan Bosch Studio
Rosan Bosch Studio has developed a unique interior designed to encourage and support the collaboration and stronger sense of mutual identity between cultural institutions at KulturØen in Middelfart
KulturØen is a place where different cultural activities meet under the same roof – the local library, the local tourist information, the local cinema and café, as well as conference facilities and a restaurant. The implementation of a new spatial design has improved the cooperation between these cultural activities in the space. The design and spatial solutions were implemented in order to inspire staff to coordinate the communication of cultural activities through a theme-based exhibition. This exhibition shows visitors the cultural offerings available within the house.
The Librarian, Image Courtesy © Kim Wendt
- Architects: Rosan Bosch Studio (Ida Marie Vibeke Iuel)
- Project: KulturØen
- Location: Middelfart, Denmark
- Photography: Kim Wendt
- Client: KulturØen, Kultur & Bibliotek, Turistinformationen, Middelfart Kommune Biograf & café, (Oscars Kaffebar og Panorama)
- Architect & Designer: Rosan Bosch, Maria M. Hansen, Helen Battisson, Siri Bahlenberg, Jean-François Allard
- Scope: 2000m2
- Status: Built
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Article source: v2com
As a continuation to the implementation of food trucks in Montreal, the Pista Café Mobile, where you can find some of the best coffee in town, was created a little over two years ago as a tricycle/invention. After being showcased in all of Montreal’s festivals, the Pista Café tricycle found an address of its own in the heart of Rosemont-La Petite-Patrie.
Image Courtesy © Éliott Légaré
- Architects: Les Ateliers Guyon
- Project: Café Pista
- Location: Montréal, Canada
- Photography: Éliott Légaré and EGP TechnoVirtuel inc.
Sunday, August 14th, 2016
Article source: Interbrand
A place to boost creative inspiration and productivity, this original café format takes the Moleskine brand into a new dimension.
The Moleskine Café opens at Corso Garibaldi 65, in the heart of the Design District of Brera in Milan. This new retail format, designed and developed in partnership with Interbrand, represents a natural evolution for a brand dedicated to creating content and building cultural experiences. For this experience, Interbrand and Moleskine developed the positioning strategy ‘Inspiring Journeys’, which encompasses the brand’s strong tie to culture and travel. This strategy guides the brand in the development of its new collections and the creation of experience formats such as the Moleskine Café.
Image Courtesy © Michele Morosi
- Architects: Interbrand
- Project: Moleskine Café
- Location: Brera, Milan, Italy
- Photography: Michele Morosi
Wednesday, August 10th, 2016
Article source: Drozdov & partners Ltd.
A new urban café in Montreux was created as a place where celebration and everyday life go hand in hand. The café fits into the life of local community and becomes a new meeting place. All the attributes of the restaurant are introduced and installed within the preserved historic envelope. The feeling of the temporary installation is further articulated by the chosen materials. Concrete and aged wood are juxtaposed to the white background. The key note is played by the perforated concrete wall that visually unites the entire space of the restaurant and serves a number of functions: wardrobe, bar showcase, kitchen work area, furniture storage facility. The wall also works as a construction kit that allows endless combinations of various objects helping to generate fresh messages to the visitors. As a result, a flexible environment is created that reacts to ever-changing trends and events. Interestingly, although the fitting of the restaurant was entirely produced in Ukraine, with the only exception of Danish j77 chairs, this fact didn’t prevent the sophisticated Swiss audience from accepting the newly-created place with utmost loyalty.
front entrance, Image Courtesy © Nicola Giammarrusti
- Architects: Drozdov & partners Ltd.
- Project: Café Très
- Location: Montreux, Switzerland
- Photography: Nicola Giammarrusti
- Authors: Oleg Drozdov, Katerina Yolkina, Denis Kozak, Anastasiia Stryzhevska, Aleksandra Urtyukova
- Area: 100m2
- Status: realized (2016)
Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Article source: Concrete
Smart use of space
All Urby apartments feel larger than they are as a result of smart use of the available space. Despite being compact, the units are built with an optimal flow and spatial balance in mind. Sliding doors between connecting spaces let residents fully open up the apartment and experience its full size and sense of space. All apartments boast windows across the full width of the units. Combined with a straightforward design and use of light colours, the large windows bring daylight and a sense of spaciousness deep into the apartments, while at the same time offering panoramic views.
Image Courtesy © Ewout Huibers
- Architects: Concrete
- Project: Urby staten island
- Location: Navy Pier Court, Staten Island, New York – USA
- Photography: Ewout Huibers, Jody Kivort
- Client: ironstate development, hoboken, USA
- Concept: ironstate (david barry) and concrete
- Start design: 2011
- Opening: July 2016
Friday, July 29th, 2016
Article source: Lee.haan.architects
To the west, the site is accessed by the famous road as known as the ‘Road to the Ssanggyesa Temple’ or the ‘Simni (10 ri) Cherry Blossom Avenue, Hadong.’ To the east, it is overlooking the Hwagaegol Valley and provides the view towards the distant tips of Jirisan Mountain, wild tea plantation, and the village.
Image Courtesy © Joonhwan Yoon
- Architects: Lee.haan.architects (Hoseok Lee, Boyoung Han)
- Project: Two Courtyards House + Bridge 130 Café
- Location: Hwagae, Hadong, South Korea
- Photography: Joonhwan Yoon
- Area: 390.09 m2 (House 183.5 m2, Cafe 206.59 m2)
- Project Year: 2016
Friday, July 29th, 2016
Article source: Latitude
Cafés, restaurants, libraries and the likes have become indubitable extensions of our own homes. In this particular occasion, LATITUDE was commissioned to explore the possibilities of extending the public realm into a standard café organized into two floors and a terrace.
By removing the entrance façade, the first floor was opened up, thus becoming an extension of the outside space. Inside, visitors can find two areas: the fast (come-and-go) area and the relaxed (sitting down) area. The first one features high tables and chairs next to the service desk –a longitudinal lighting box wrapped in white glass–. The second area portrays low tables, chairs and a bench zone. These two areas are divided by steel made longitudinal furniture that incorporates an orchestrated disposition of mirrors and projectors to create a visual illusion.
Image Courtesy © Youtao Cao, Shannon Fagan
- Architects: Latitude
- Project: CupOne cafe
- Location: Beijing, China
- Photography: Youtao Cao, Shannon Fagan
- Client: CupOne Co., Limited
- Principal Architect: Manuel N. Zornoza
- Project Manager: Lihui Sim
- Team: Bo Liu, Cherry Fan, Frank Zhan, Jorge Cortes de Castro, Lucia Bravo Guinea
- Budget: 300,000€
- Program: 700 m2
- Year: 2013 – 2016
- Status: Completed
Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Article source: Dyer-Smith Frey
For the interior design of Grand Café Lochergut Design Duo DYER-SMITH FREY created a contemporary interpretation of the Parisian coffeehouses in the 50ies.
On almost 130 square meters, encirled by generous window facades, the Grand Café Lochergut located at Badenerstraße in Zurich performs as a perfect “See and be seen” venue.
Image Courtesy © Nico Schaerer