Origo Coffee Shop by Lama Arhitectura, Bucharest – Romania

May 22nd, 2013 by retail design blog

Origo is the answer to the demand of a very passionate barista for a place for himself that should function as a coffee-shop during the day and a cocktail bar during the evenings. We like to think of it as his personal urban living in which we discovered some fantastic, authentic and old wooden beams after dismantling the existing plaster ceiling. We kept them and painted them white.

After understanding what is important from his point of view for a great coffee moment, we tried to mirror his beliefs and create a space that would allow coffee to be the star. Our goal was to create a relaxed atmosphere using natural materials and colors, but also have a little tension using contrasts (dark grey versus light wood color, wood versus metal).

The bar is the main element of the interior (almost over scaled for such a small place) and has a jack that allows it to rise from 80 cm during the day to 110 cm in the evenings. It is finished from raw metal sheets for the front face and Corten and oak massive wood for the counter top.

The massiveness of the bar is contrasting with the 276 cups installation that is floating above, a very aery, white line, an reinterpretation of the manner that glasses are hanged over the bar. We designed the lighting fixtures having in mind the love for coffee and using coffee drippers. We have also designed the tables especially for this project .

Architects: Lama Arhitectura
Photographs: Radu Malasincu




















http://www.archdaily.com/370493/origo-coffee-shop-lama-arhitectura/

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