27 Cafe

Beijing China

 

Influenced by Cafe 27’s organic menu, the objective was to rework the existing structure into a “healthy” building lined with greenery and natural materials, transforming a glass building in Beijing into a cafe, adding walls of plants to purify polluted air

Cube-shaped wooden planters line the interior and exterior cafe walls. A hut-like elevation clad in ash batons divides the space in half, splitting up the dining area from the pastry kitchen and rest rooms.

Ash batons are also are used to create a backdrop behind the white-tiled bar. For the flooring, terrazzo borders ceramic tiles that are used to define the seating area.

The combination of the terrazzo flooring and ceramic bar creates a thermal mass that gradually and passively heats the space in the winter

Cube-shaped wooden planters line the interior and exterior cafe walls. A hut-like elevation clad in ash batons divides the space in half, splitting up the dining area from the pastry kitchen and rest rooms. Ash batons are also are used to create a backdrop behind the white-tiled bar. For the flooring, terrazzo borders ceramic tiles that are used to define the seating area.

The combination of the terrazzo flooring and ceramic bar creates a thermal mass that gradually and passively heats the space in the winter.