C² Cafe & Bar / Various Associates

C² Cafe & Bar / Various Associates

© Feng Shao© Feng Shao© Feng Shao© Feng Shao+ 25

Shenzhen, China
  • Architect In Charge:Qianyi Lin
  • Design Team:Dongzi Yang, Shiqi Li
  • City:Shenzhen
  • Country:China
More SpecsLess Specs
© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao

Text description provided by the architects. C2 Cafe & Bar is not simply a socializing space. The client hopes it will become a "private" destination where young urbanites can shake off pressures, troubles and obtain inner peace.

© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao

With a limited area of 75 meters, the site has to accommodate multiple functional areas, including a kitchen, a bar counter, a public seating area and an independent private room. As approaching the design, Various Associates firstly tried to figure out how to create a unique, distinctive and exquisite space while meeting the demands of functional layout.

© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao

The client hoped the project could be based in different corners throughout the city and provide an urban "holiday cabin" to the community. Besides, a relaxing and intimate atmosphere was required. Taking "Cabin in City" as the design thread, Various Associates conceived an isolated, delicate and distinctive wooden cabin in the concrete jungle.

© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao

Cross sections of cylinders can be seen everywhere in the space. Those details soften the hard edges, remove the coolness of the modern city, and produce a peaceful, cosy spatial ambience. In this space, people are able to take off all pressures and return to a serene state.

© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao

The ceiling features a unique slanting structure, which help integrate the interior and outdoor space.  The interior space in not merely a flat view, but is more like an artwork enveloped by exquisite framework, waiting passers-by to explore.

© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao

The silver oval art installation hanging in the space not only breaks the fixed, conventional pattern of the space, but also injects a futurist feeling into it. The mirror-like surface reflects the surroundings and shows a micro world.

© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao

For Various Associates, this project is a new attempt. The studio hopes it breaks the boundaries between cafe and bar, gets intimate with the community via a popular appearance and hence brings people closer together. Through the project, Various Associates explored the possibilities of getting close to community via design, with a view to conveying the concept "Design is Life".

© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao

With an intimate, simplistic and cabin-like ambience, C2 Cafe & Bar offers a novel destination to theneighbourhood and young urbanites who are living a fast-paced life.

© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao
© Feng Shao

Project gallery

See allShow less
About this office
Cite: "C² Cafe & Bar / Various Associates" 06 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/948895/c2-cafe-and-bar-various-associates> ISSN 0719-8884
© Feng Shao

浮廊 / 万社设计

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.