Posts tagged as 'Café'

Café Pavilion by architekten martenson und nagel theissen, photo by Brigida Gonzáles

The German practice architekten martenson und nagel theissen recetly realised this café pavilion in park in Düren/Germany. The architecture of the pavilion is based on a featureless, square footprint. The inside, though, is characterised by archetypal roof forms and ceiling heights for each of the three guest rooms. Together, the barrel vault, the pent roof and the tent roof form a diverse, integrated ceiling landscape that provides a feeling of security and varied views to the surrounding park.

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'Very Small Cafés & Restaurants' by John Stones; published by Laurence King

Thanks to our friends at Laurence King Publishing, Architonic is giving away 5 FREE COPIES of ‘Very Small Cafés & Restaurants’ to Architonic Facebook fans. The draw will take place on 7 February. Good luck! >>


When you’re gasping for a cuppa (that’s desperate for a cup of tea for anyone who doesn’t live in the UK), you’re not going to get hung up on the size of the nearest café. Yet a number of leading designers have made a virtue out of limited space by creating functionally innovative and aesthetically intriguing eating and drinking spaces that punch well above their weight.

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Café Moskau conference center, photo by Stefan Müller

For Berlin people it is legendary. Café Moskau, built on the representative stalinistic Karl-Marx-Allee as a symbol of strong solidarity with the “big brother” Soviet Union in 1964, used to be THE restaurant in former East Berlin.

In the 1990s after German reunification the atrium building was used by the Berlin party scene. In 2007 Nicolas Berggruen Berlin Three Properties bought the property and started the conversion into a conference center in colaboration with the Berlin based practice HSH Architekten.

Café Moskau conference center, photo by Stefan Müller

Café Moskau conference center, photo by Stefan Müller

Café Moskau conference center, photo by Stefan Müller

Café Moskau conference center, photo by Stefan Müller

Café Moskau before conversion

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Outdoor Café by Marcus Abrahamsson and Kristoffer Fagerström

Outdoor Café by Marcus Abrahamsson and Kristoffer Fagerström. Photos: Marcus Abrahamsson

Swedish Marcus Abrahamsson and Kristoffer Fagerström about their latest project at the Institution of Interior Architecture and Furniture Design at University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) in Stockholm: “On the basis of our new professional role as interior architects and furniture designers, in our degree project we have taken on Konstfacks outdoor café. The project has been an opportunity to work on this location as a whole and to design a series of site specific items of outdoor furniture.

How to communicate Konstfack's inner soul in its external space?

How to communicate Konstfack's inner soul in its external space?

The current concrete floor, which is part of the main entrance to Konstfack, has been converted from a windy no mans land to a well kept and pleasant outdoor café. Through clear choices of materials and generous design we have made it into a place for relaxation and spending time together in the sun. No pretentions, just a nice lunch in pleasant company.

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With the aim of creating an interdisciplinary space, we have created a framework that lets the space react to influences and allows it to change over time. In the future when the wood content of this framework is worn out it is up to the current students to decide the content. By this we hope that the space will develop into a collage of materials. We are leaving something behind us that not only represents us and Konstfack at present but can also represent Konstfack in the future…”

 

to Kristoffer Fagerström

 

to Marcus Abrahamsson