Architects: AKSL arhitekti
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Architects in Charge: Špela Leskovic u.d.i.a. + Aleš Košak u.d.i.a.
Co-workers: Maja pečar abs.arh.
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Matevž Paternoster
From the architect. New cafeteria Rog is located on Petkovškovo nabrežje (near river Ljubljanica) in the center of Ljubljana, directly at the site of a new cultural center Rog. The place of new cafeteria is in the old building with vaulted ceiling and old arched windows with beautiful view on the river Ljubljanica.
In the restaurant dark and bright tones are exchanged. Lighter color of wood is chosen for the seats, cupboards and benches and the darker for the leather desk, wall and floor.
The owners wanted a cafeteria which would be open until evening and would offer good coffee and a nice atmosphere for people living in the city as well as for those who come to Ljubljana as visitors.The goal was to make a tipical cafeteria ambient, but in a contemporary way.
In the interior design cafeteria preserves the memory of the former factory Rog (nearby), which produced bicycles for many years, but this does not arise in the first place. Memory is recorded in a wall art with fantasy bicycle graphic and a back wall that talks about history of the house, of the area…
In the restaurant dark and bright tones are exchanged. Lighter color of wood is chosen for the seats, cupboards and benches and the darker for the leather ,some walls and floor which is paved in sextagonal ceramic tiles with subtile 3d ornament. A special accent in the interior is presence of copper, the extended ceiling lights, that make private ambience lighting above tables. Copper shades bring back memories of coper pot for making Turkish coffee, the way that is nostalgic for so many, as it was back days usual way off drinking coffee for our parents and grandparents.
Space is L shaped. After a glass entrance, there stands 6m long counter .
There are four different spaces created for sitting and enjoying coffee. Two of them are infront of windows, facing street or river, one space is formed infront of black wall with graphic on it and another space is for more intimate , reading newspaper or conversation one on one, infront of the padded leather wall.