Code Black / Zwei Interiors Architecture

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Text description provided by the architects. At 119 Howard, the focus is on the space as a stage in the theatre of life.

Set in what was originally a mechanics workshop, 119 Howard St, North Melbourne is the next chapter in Joseph Haddad's Melbourne coffee empire. The space is a warm tonal interplay of existing spatial elements with natural light and materiality, and uses residential references to create an environment that is a 'home away from home'

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Howard St encourages customers to sit, stay, play and work within the space by creating a seating zone that wraps around the new centrally positioned, double height insertion.

Code Black / Zwei Interiors Architecture - Chair, Table
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While the coffee machine is located front and centre, seating nooks tuck around the counter line, even exposing the rear roaster to those positioned deep into the space – a subtle reference to the more serious and coffee centric Code Black in Brunswick. Seating is intentionally wide and comfortable with a focal round dining table generously positioned to the front. The new timber slatted mezzanine caps the counter-line, with the intention to open up the upstairs area as a long stay work zone and weekend overflow area.

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With a friendly, irreverent graphic treatment and tone throughout, even down to the menu, one could feel is if they are at a quirky friend's house for breakfast.

Code Black / Zwei Interiors Architecture - Facade
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Address:119 Howard Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051, Australia

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Cite: "Code Black / Zwei Interiors Architecture" 31 Aug 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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