Origo Coffee Shop / Lama Arhitectura

© Radu Malasincu

Architects: Lama Arhitectura
Location: ,
Architects In Charge: Dan Enache,Calin Radu, Radu Nenita
Area: 65 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Radu Malasincu

© Radu Malasincu

Origo is the answer to the demand of a very passionate barista for a place for himself that should function as a coffee-shop during the day and a cocktail bar during the evenings. We like to think of it as his personal urban living in which we discovered some fantastic, authentic and old wooden beams after dismantling the existing plaster ceiling. We kept them and painted them white.

© Radu Malasincu

After understanding what is important from his point of view for a great coffee moment, we tried to mirror his beliefs and create a space that would allow coffee to be the star. Our goal was to create a relaxed atmosphere using natural materials and colors, but also have a little tension using contrasts (dark grey versus light wood color, wood versus metal).

© Radu Malasincu

The bar is the main element of the interior (almost over scaled for such a small place) and has a jack that allows it to rise from 80 cm during the day to 110 cm in the evenings. It is finished from raw metal sheets for the front face  and Corten and oak massive wood for the counter top.

© Radu Malasincu

The massiveness of the bar is contrasting with the 276 cups installation that is floating above , a very aery, white line, an reinterpretation of the manner  that glasses are hanged over the bar.

© Radu Malasincu

We designed the lighting fixtures having in mind the love for coffee and using coffee drippers . We have also designed the tables especially  for this project .


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Cite: "Origo Coffee Shop / Lama Arhitectura" 09 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 18 Sep 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=370493>


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    Impressive design [will visit your location ASAP, since I've heard rave reviews about your coffee too], but you need a translator for the text.

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    It would be nice as well to think of another description on a par with the interior.

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