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Ground Architects gives cafe design in Bangkok a whole new perspective. Design to engage and experiment to bond. Located in Rama IX close to the city’s central business district where the commercial and residential properties are rising, Pressed Cafe’ is a coffee shop tucked in on the first floor of the seven-storey building.

This 25 square meter studio enclosed with the wood fence panels, outdoor patio, and huge glass walls is ideal for interior spaces in which it allows the use of naturally available light, and the opportunity to look out into a large open space. Given that now a coffee shop can be found in almost every corner, Pressed Cafe wants to deliver something truly different though its interiors by applying simple elements of office workspace surrounding the shop and turning it into a playful space for the community.

Pressed Cafe’ works around the idea of human interaction and experiment to resemble a laboratory with stools and benches facing the serving table while a barista is performing coffee art. The office overhead lighting fixtures also complement the effect of lab experiment. Stainless steel becomes the obvious choice with its sleek modern look and perfect match for the gray and white color schemes.

Gray concrete walls and white epoxy floors give the play of lights and shadows a maximum impact, evoking the tricky feeling when relaxing in the shop. The playful object here is the office blinds which create crisp cast shadows and changing ambience throughout the day. Plus, the dark gray ceiling helps unify other features in the room. The most daring piece of decor is the neon sign which is not only attention grabbing but also gives the entire interiors a bit of edge.

Designed by Anop Sirikittikul / Ground Architects
Photography by Kanin Amboon

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