Manual Espresso Bar, Shanghai by OFFICE COASTLINE

different lifestyles hereby mix and mingle

Project Specs


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Manual Espresso Bar is a tiny cafe at the foot of a pale blue apartment building. With a history dating back to 1912, the apartment is on Yanqing Road within the former French Concession. Along the street, there are cafes and fashion boutiques where young people gather, as well as fruit shops and grocery stores where elderly people frequent. Whether new or old, different lifestyles hereby mix and mingle.

▼店铺外观,exterior view ©Alessandro Wang


My client, who is also my friend, proposed several interesting ideas at the beginning of the project, such as decorating the interior space with his favorite bicycles and employing flat cement slabs. We pushed our discussion and exploration further based on these points.

▼入口,the entrance ©Alessandro Wang


Though opened towards the street, the original space was comparatively lower than the street level, which resulted in low ceilings and insufficient light. Taking design function, space and urban environment into account, we decided to create a garage cafe and keep it casual.

▼向路面打开的店铺,cafe open towards the street ©Alessandro Wang

▼室内空间,interior view ©Alessandro Wang


The iron folding shutter entrance opens towards the street in parallel with the neighboring fruit shop. Coffee counter and long benches line up against the walls, maximizing space efficiency. A service trolley takes center stage, which can be rolled out to open space for special events.

带轮子的工作台,the service trolley ©Alessandro Wang

工作台细部,details of the trolley ©Alessandro Wang

▼窗边用餐区,drinking area by the window ©Alessandro Wang

▼铝板座位,seats made of aluminum ©Alessandro Wang


 The floor is covered by slip-resistant aluminum floor plate, a common material characterized by its durability. It also introduces daylightinto the space. Reflections move and shift upon the pale blue ceiling, while the changing weather are projected across the walls.

▼将室外光线引入室内,introducing daylightinto the space ©Alessandro Wang


At the end of the project, a bicycle and a large equipment shelf are installed along with the coffee station. The cafe officially transforms into a garage and embraces the street with an open door. Pedestrians feel free to stop by and peek inside. Next to the entrance, bikes are parked at the bicycle fence. For coffee drinkers at Manual, a bike will become a conversation piece to start pleasant exchanges. Small as it may be, Manual Espresso Bar has gradually become a part of the city, and a special garage on the street.

▼细部,details ©Alessandro Wang

▼场地分析,site ©一岸建筑

▼平面图,plan ©一岸建筑

▼剖面图,section ©一岸建筑

项目名称: 蛮牛咖啡
建筑师或建筑公司 :一岸建筑
地址: 上海徐汇区延庆路15号
完成月年份: 07.2021
面积 : 22 sqm
摄影师: Alessandro Wang

Project name: Manual Espresso Bar
location: 15 Yanqing Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Completion month, Year: 07.2021
Area: 22 sqm
Photographer : Alessandro Wang
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