Structure Studio Workplace Shoreline designs the 20 m2 ‘Slab City Café’ within the coronary heart of the previous French concession of Shanghai. costume reflective corrugated aluminum panels espresso’s partitions, whereas a mirror the floor creates a hyperlink between inside, the road and the terrace with uncommon shapes.all photographs courtesy of alessandro wang
the purpose of coastal workplace was to include exterior imagery into the inside design. shanghai-based architects constructed a plinth as excessive because the door with two completely different supplies and organized the corrugated aluminum reflective panels on the light-prone partitions alongside the inside centerline. the identical panel is used inverted to create a destructive, textured, mild inexperienced mortar, which was utilized to the backlit wall and wrapped across the concrete seats. these two completely different approaches create a unified modular rhythm and a robust distinction of textures.
though the inside space is simply 20 m2, it has a neat east-facing road facade and a uncommon south-facing courtyard. the courtyard, with its wild panorama, takes form as an remoted and primitive house proper subsequent to the full of life city cloth. as a number of households shared the frequent house within the story, the interplay of the neighborhood remained difficult and the terrace was fashioned to an uncommon define.
a visible construction connects the inside, exterior and terrace, influenced by the “mise en abyme” approach. “ subsequently, between the inside seats and the steps resulting in the terrace, a mirror dealing with the road, ” mentions the shoreline of the workplace. mild inexperienced mortar is forged and pressed with corrugated aluminum panel, juxtaposed collectively to separate the helm space and the visitor seating space. ‘this duo therapy of supplies displays our understanding of interior-exterior continuity ”, provides the studio.
Final title: slab city cafe
architect: coastal workplace
complete flooring space: 20 sq. meters
location: Fumin Street, Shanghai, China
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