101 café / FAR OFFICE

101 café / FAR OFFICE

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Changsha Shi, China
  • Architects: FAR OFFICE
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  172
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs Photographs:  Feilin Wang
© Feilin Wang
© Feilin Wang

Text description provided by the architects. The aim was to create an elegant and welcoming space, introducing a personal western/eastern fusion style, combining features from the Southern Italy's Masseria and South East Asian Countries interiors. The design is tailored on the owner personality, a tasteful lady with the hobby of traveling and the love of coffee. 

© Feilin Wang
© Feilin Wang
© Feilin Wang
© Feilin Wang

The original layout is narrow and mostly developed in length, with a considerably lack of natural illumination in the bottom area. This was a challenge when it came to arrange the space properly. We decided to locate a living room at the bottom of the plot, in the darkest area. We introduced plenty of pendant lamps, dropping from a square bamboo ceiling as the space centerpiece. As result, we changed the weakest point of the plot into the spotlight. That leads customers to sit and find a comfortable place in the otherwise dead area.

© Feilin Wang
© Feilin Wang
Courtesy of FAR OFFICE
Courtesy of FAR OFFICE
© Feilin Wang
© Feilin Wang

The same living room arrangement is displayed from the big glass window of the side room, to the outside. The intent here is to live-stream the "Cafe' lifestyle" to people passing by. In this part of China, where coffee drinking is still considered not a familiar habit, this works as an effective "shopping window". It both educates people to the Coffee Culture and invites them to walk inside for a cup of Coffee. 

© Feilin Wang
© Feilin Wang

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Address:Lao Dong Zhong Lu, Yuhua Qu, Changsha Shi, Hunan Sheng, China

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Cite: "101 café / FAR OFFICE" 16 Jan 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/886351/101-cafe-far-office> ISSN 0719-8884
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