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Small Cafe Designs: 20 Aspirational Examples in Plan & Section

14:00 - 17 June, 2018
Small Cafe Designs: 20 Aspirational Examples in Plan & Section, © Yu Cheng
© Yu Cheng

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The interior design of a coffee shop can make-or-break an establishment. With an inviting design, you can transform drinking a simple cup of coffee into a wonderful experience. However, when you only have a few square meters and various machines and properties to distribute, finding an efficient configuration is not easy.

To help you make better use of small spaces, below we have gathered a selection of 20 small cafe projects alongside their design drawings.

15 Bars That Combine Texture, Lighting, and Materials to Perfection

12:00 - 11 March, 2018
15 Bars That Combine Texture, Lighting, and Materials to Perfection, © Yann Deret
© Yann Deret

© © Frank Herfort © Yuri Palmin © Imagen Subliminal + 16

Bars are the perfect meeting place to finish the day in the company of friends and a few drinks. The relaxed atmosphere and lighting allow intimate discussions around tables, while the social butterflies can instead meet around the focal element of the space, the bar.

The atmosphere provoked by the mixture of textures, smells, materials, and darkness—ideally accompanied by a cocktail menu—is an essential component in helping us find our favorite watering holes. Read on for a selection of 15 incredible examples of this typology, with images by prominent photographers such as Frank Herfort, Serena Eller Vanicher, and Yann Deret.

Black Drop Coffee Shop / ark4lab of Architecture

11:00 - 15 December, 2017
Black Drop Coffee Shop / ark4lab of Architecture, ©

© © © © + 40

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kavala, Greece
  • Lead Architects

    George Tyrothoulakis, Evdokia Voudouri
  • Area

    130.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs