非常感谢 TAILOR WEY（联系邮箱：firstname.lastname@example.org） 予gooood分享以下内容 。
Appreciation towards TAILOR WEY (contact: email@example.com) for providing the following description:
Single Patch Coffee is situated at the middle of Shiquan Street in Suzhou old city, which is only a few hundred meters away from the renowned Canglang Pavilion and the Master of the Nets garden. The extremely good location not only bring up masses of consumers but also cause the significant challenge that how to clearly delineate the dialogue relationship between the pristine cafe and the old street.
A patch embedded into the city
“Single Patch” has the literal meaning of one piece of stuff to stick over something, which is also the philosophy of the café owner. As a barista and coffee roaster, he used to live in Melbourne for a long time. He always keeps thinking how to make this kind of street coffee culture become Suzhou lifestyle somehow as a designed intervention, just like a single patch embedding the city in order to implant the habit into people’s daily life. Therefore, the sense of participation is much in greater need refer to the design.
A longing for being watched
The entrance of the café is just under the overhanging corridor of a building, thereby how to highlight it to grab the attention of the public would be extremely significant. A holding window has been set up so that people can just sit by the sill both on the inside and outside. It is the right space to have the socializing. When people choose the sill seats framing the external street view, their inclination of socializing are activated as well. The aroma of the coffee permeates towards the street to easily draw the diners in with strong delight.
▼可折叠开启的窗扇让沿窗台的客人可以里外对坐，a holding window has been set up so that people can just sit by the sill both on the inside and outside
Coffee plays the main role in the coffee shop. So we tend to create a neutral and pure background space without any over-decorating. The primary palette for the interior space is silvery. The walls are cladded in oriented strand board (OSB) with metallic silver coating which provides much more gentle reflection due to its rough surface. Additionally, the barista station with the black marble countertop plays off the texture of the walls to bring up a bit futuristic. A set of metal grid is suspended from the ceiling which seems like an urban skyline hung upside down. The spatial grids figure towards the central working space to imply that it is the core of the room. A pain cement floor with monochrome aggregates has been provided as a base which is restrainedly colored to create a calm yet elegant atmosphere.
▼中性、纯粹的环境背景，避免过度修饰，to create a neutral and pure background space without any over-decorating
Three types of seats are set up including intimate car seats, linear benches and movable stools along the sill. All the seats surround the barista station as the U shape with the hand drip desk set right in the center. Any stuff which might be the visible obstacle has been placed against the wall in order to get the continuous view through the counter. It benefits that people will not only instantly watch the skilled performance of the baristas, but also see the operating elevation of the coffee maker which is full of mechanical aesthetics. It seems as if the working surface becomes a stage of dialogue between the baristas and the consumers rather than just the back of house.
▼操作台成为咖啡师和来客对话的舞台，the working surface becomes a stage of dialogue between the baristas and the consumers
▼平面图 / 材料，plan and material
Project name: Single Patch Coffee
Architect’s Firm: TAILOR WEY
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project location: No.875, Shiquan Street, Suzhou, China
Completion Year: 2017
Gross Built Area (square meters or square foot): 22 sqm
Lead Architects: Ginny Wey
Other participants Weeley Hwang, Lawrence Li
(eg. collaborators, clients, consultants, etc):
Photo credits: Yunpu Cai, Lay Jiang
More: TAILOR WEY (contact: email@example.com)