Blue Bottle Coffee Hong Kong Central Cafe / Schemata Architects + Jo Nagasaka

Blue Bottle Coffee Hong Kong Central Cafe / Schemata Architects + Jo Nagasaka

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  179
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  HOSHIZAKI
  • Architect In Charge : Jo Nagasaka, Schemata Architects
  • Design Team : Kiriya Manato, Yasunori Nakano
  • Construction : Full scale+ partners (hk)
  • Acoustic Design : WHITELIGHT Limited
  • City : Hong Kong
  • Country : Hong Kong (SAR)
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Blue Bottle Coffee Hong Kong Central Cafe / Schemata Architects + Jo Nagasaka - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Table, Chair, Beam
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Text description provided by the architects. Blue Bottle Coffee constantly strives to create an equal relationship between customers and staff over the counter, which is an expression of their dedication to "sharing delicious coffee."  While Blue Bottle Coffee flexibly adapts to the local culture of a new location, this approach never changes no matter where they go.  

Blue Bottle Coffee Hong Kong Central Cafe / Schemata Architects + Jo Nagasaka - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Chair, Windows, Beam
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In the city of Hong Kong, narrow side streets behind luxurious high-rise buildings are crammed with dingy apartment buildings with random signs sticking out of the walls and laundry hanging on the balconies. Pavements are peeling off and paddles are forming under the feet. We noticed that soles of shoes tend to get dirty walking around the city, which led us to think that perhaps one of the reasons why there are many stores with tile floors is that a tile floor can be washed easily with water and dries quickly in the warm climate of the city.

Blue Bottle Coffee Hong Kong Central Cafe / Schemata Architects + Jo Nagasaka - Interior Photography, Chair
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Since this café is located on one of such streets, we decided to use tiles. When applying tiles, we Japanese architects in general prefer using the wet construction method, because we feel it enhances the beauty of tiles. This time, we decided to use tiles designed for the wet construction method that are custom-made in Tajimi city, one of the top tile producers in the world. Since the building is made of concrete, we asked the manufacturer to make tiles in the color of concrete to create a simple and cozy place to enjoy coffee.

Blue Bottle Coffee Hong Kong Central Cafe / Schemata Architects + Jo Nagasaka - Interior Photography, Windows, Facade
Courtesy of Schemata Architects

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Address:38 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong

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Cite: "Blue Bottle Coffee Hong Kong Central Cafe / Schemata Architects + Jo Nagasaka" 18 Jan 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/954933/blue-bottle-coffee-hong-kong-central-cafe-schemata-architects-plus-jo-nagasaka> ISSN 0719-8884

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