view of the entrance © Meat Mountain
OOFFEE, designed by 0321STUDIO, is an independent coffee shop located in Shenzhen. This project is a spontaneous renovation plan of ooffee, an independent specialty coffee brand, and it is based on the 2.0 old store with minimum adjustment at a fixed term. Employing a more direct and faster visual strategy under limited time and limited budget, the team hopes to tackle the challenge of creating a fresh and more inspiring coffee space between coffee consumers and small spaces.
view of the entrance from the interior space © Meat Mountain
details at the entrance © Meat Mountain
The continuous maturity of domestic coffee consumption makes it necessary to reevaluate the old relationship between genuine coffee consumption and consumption space. We expect to satisfy curiosity and reshape the proportions of comfort and sensibility in small coffee shops. We believe that increasing the diversity and novelty of coffee space is essential to the diversity of the coffee culture, which can establish a new narrative space and question the so-called normal space.
axonometric drawing © 0321STUDIO
We choose multilayer plywood as the surface of the space, which is usually used as an engineering substrate instead of a veneer. We don’t care about the low-cost recognition of this material in the market. As this material is natural and honest, the design hopes that using it will restore its true value. The large natural wood wheel texture formed by the peeling cross-section process exudes natural and warm energy, thus making it more vital than the repeated and mechanical arrangement of a segmented wood veneer. The sizes of the space top and walls are also based on plywood with the original factory size of 1220×2440.
the seating area © Meat Mountain
two floating seats for drinking coffee © Meat Mountain
the using scene © Meat Mountain
The design also establishes an open rest area, where guests sit back-to-back on simple and suspended sheets to enjoy coffee. Aluminum plates were precisely cut by CNC machines into cross sockets having two arcs and a hollow center, and the interlace of a 10-mm aluminum and their own weight can make them firm. We believe that this suspension and slicing sense can offset the weight of the wood texture on the four sides, rendering the coffee shop lighter and more natural. Meanwhile, two floating seats can meet the needs of ooffee as an exhibition space and can be used as props for holding niche book sales, photography salons, and related art events. This design seeks the diversity of coffee space as a variety of alternative spaces and provides an experimental platform for various creative people to display expressions and opportunities.
details of the two floating seats © Meat Mountain
The coffee bar can be used to provide coffee brewing techniques and information about different types of coffee beans, as well as storage and service equipment. The open bar faces the rest area directly so that customers can talk directly with baristas and see them brewing coffee closely.
the coffee bar © Meat Mountain
concept sketch © 0321STUDIO
plan © 0321STUDIO
elevation © 0321STUDIO
Lead Architects: buyang zheng
Firm Location:shenzhen, China
Gross Built Area:35㎡
Project location:longgang,shenzhen, China