Sawerdō Coffee & Bakery / BUREAU

Sawerdō Coffee & Bakery / BUREAU

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  • Architects: BUREAU
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  200
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2021
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Dylan Perrenoud
  • Lead Architects : Daniel Zamarbide, Carine Pimenta, Galliane Zamarbide
  • Concept Design : Daniel Zamarbide, Carine Pimenta, Jolan Haidinger
  • Project Execution : Jolan Haidinger (project manager), Marco Pallaoro, Driss Veyry
  • Construction Supervision : Daniel Zamarbide, Jolan Haidinger
  • Publication Drawings : Ignacio Martínez Pendás, Taïma Matthes
  • Graphic Design, Branding And Sign Painting : Basile Jeandin
  • City : Geneva
  • Country : Switzerland
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Sawerdō Coffee & Bakery / BUREAU - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Table, Brick, Chair, Beam
© Dylan Perrenoud

Text description provided by the architects. Two years of covid have pushed everyone to a certain level of distrust. We started the project of the Sawerdo with the fear that putting people around a table was an endangered gathering format. The risk was taken, a sort of hopeful leap of faith by the founders, believing that the jumping microbes of a too-close neighbor would never be an obstacle to being together.

Sawerdō Coffee & Bakery / BUREAU - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Table, Wood, Chair, Windows, Brick, Beam, Countertop
© Dylan Perrenoud
Sawerdō Coffee & Bakery / BUREAU - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Lighting, Chair, Beam
© Dylan Perrenoud

Instead, a bet was taken on the opposite scenario: the one by which proximity is a simple vector towards spontaneous conversation and exchange well beyond the fear of a viral other.

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Ground floor plan

Our project spatialized and constructed this “moment” of our lives and put everything and everyone around a staged and very material table.

Sawerdō Coffee & Bakery / BUREAU - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Handrail, Beam
© Dylan Perrenoud

Beyond the obvious references to traditional bread-making materials like marble and steel speed racks, the idea became quite simple: a hosting table allowing a variety of configurations. Somehow, the set is a half domestic, half professional one, between sharing “table d’hôtes” and dining in the interior of a bakery.

Sawerdō Coffee & Bakery / BUREAU - Interior Photography, Kitchen, Wood, Shelving
© Dylan Perrenoud
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Table - axo + elevation

Jeff Wall's image Dressing Poultry (2007) was shot on a farm near Vancouver, celebrating a moment of fun while working – preparing what will become food. With an aesthetic at the antipodes of Sawerdo's project, this image has yet the same intention: to bring the act of cooking, nourishing, and sharing into a unifying whole of the living.

Sawerdō Coffee & Bakery / BUREAU - Interior Photography
© Dylan Perrenoud
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© Dylan Perrenoud
Sawerdō Coffee & Bakery / BUREAU - Interior Photography, Table, Chair
© Dylan Perrenoud
Sawerdō Coffee & Bakery / BUREAU - Interior Photography, Handrail
© Dylan Perrenoud

Like Jeff Wall's lightboxes, the Sawerdo had the chance to be in a very beautiful space that the project reveals as much as possible: an inhabited lightbox where scenes of life occur and will keep on happening as long as we understand that we are all biological beings or “viral others”.

Sawerdō Coffee & Bakery / BUREAU - Interior Photography, Windows, Door, Facade
© Dylan Perrenoud

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Cite: "Sawerdō Coffee & Bakery / BUREAU" 21 Nov 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/992443/sawerdo-coffee-and-bakery-bureau> ISSN 0719-8884

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