Coffee Craft Coffee Shop by United Units Architects - UUA

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Coffee Craft

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Coffee Shop

INSPIRATION:
Coffee Craft Beijing explores a new possibility of coffee shop. Guided by a design concept that establishes an adaptable and open ended spatial framework, a truly mixed use space of coffee shop, gallery, venue space and meeting rooms is created.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Separated by 8 partition doors and 2 partition curtains, The space can be adapted into 5 different configurations, thereby satisfying different functional requirements. The ceiling panels suspended over the bar counter pay homage to Archigram. The capsule-shaped panel resembles an airship, with the lamp suspended below symbolising cultural facilities. The "desert garden" surrounded by four mirrors gives the illusion of an infinite space, giving reference to Area 51 within the Nevada desert.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Guided by a design concept that establishes an adaptable spatial framework, a truly mixed use space, gallery, venue space and meeting rooms is created. The architect pays his homage to Archigram. Taking inspiration from the Instant City (1969), the capsule-shaped panel resembles an airship, with the lamp suspended below symbolising cultural facilities. The "desert garden" surrounded by four mirrors gives the illusion of an infinite space. Giving reference to Area 51 within the Nevada desert.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in April 2016 in Beijing China and finished in June 2016 in Beijing China.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Rhombic steel screens adorn one side of each partition door. While on the opposite side, interlocking vertical louvers can be open or closed with a simple movement. Stainless steel and copper metal panels are main materials used in the bar counter area. Copper colored aluminum panes and ultra-white opaque glass are used for the main facade.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
GFA: 400 sqm Category: Coffee Craft, coffee shop

TAGS:
United Units Architects (UUA), Beijing, Coffee Shop, Mixed use space, Modularization, Adaptable, Coffee Craft

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Coffee Craft Beijing explores a new possibility of coffee shop. Guided by a design concept that establishes an adaptable and open ended spatial framework, a truly mixed use space of coffee shop, gallery, venue space and meeting rooms is created. Design Team: Yongzheng Li, Qizhi Li, Tim Mason, Yanfeng Lyu, Teng Jiang

CHALLENGE:
The biggest challenge is to create a mixed use space of coffee shop, gallery, venue space and meeting rooms within this 400sqm space. Separated by 8 partition doors and 2 partition curtains, the bar serving area and main seating space can be adapted into 5 different configurations, thereby satisfying different user and daily functional requirements: For example, from a large open space to cater for big events, to an arrangement of smaller more intimate spaces.

ADDED DATE:
2018-09-29 09:58:39

TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Design Company: United Units Architects (UUA), Design Team: Yongzheng Li, Qizhi Li, Tim Mason, Yanfeng Lyu, Teng Jiang and

IMAGE CREDITS:
Photographer: Yan Zhou, Lucas

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
United Units Architects (UUA)

PROFILE:
United Units Architects (UUA) is an international architectural practice based in London and Beijing. Our reputation is founded on our creative design of spaces and forms, attention to details, whilst remaining sensitive to both culture and context. UUA is engaged in a broad selection of projects, encompassing every aspect of urban, architectural and interior design. From small scale installations to large scale industrial parks and master planning, with our experience we are confident to consider all projects. To achieve this we draw on the skills of highly talented team of architects and designers through their own professional experience have acquired extensive knowledge designing advanced, complex and iconic buildings worldwide. The practice is characterized by a unique design philosophy emphasizing integrated design, flexibility, and modularization coupled with an understanding of context. Our design approach is also strongly driven by aesthetics and cultural narratives, adding another level to a project beyond its physical form. We consider every project not only as a close collaboration between our clients and the design team, but also the consultants and the contractors who will effectively deliver the project. By doing so, we are able to creatively interpret and understand the client's requirements, examine the feasibility of our design, then carefully control every aspect of construction. The design intent is translated into reality by drawing on this exceptional network of knowledge and experience that embraces every aspect of a building's design, construction and performance. It is through this ongoing collaboration with an extended network of international consultants, partners, and advisors, that we are able to remain dedicated to providing excellent, professional and creative designs solutions for our clients.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Coffee Craft Coffee Shop by United Units Architects-Uua is a Nominee in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Coffee Craft Coffee Shop by United Units Architects-Uua is Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2018 - 2019.



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