With the concept of ‘Cabin In The City, ‘Shenzhen-based studio Various Associates build a unique style café and cocktail bar with casual dining in Shenzhen, China. To give the café a sanctuary look, Various Associates mainly used wood furniture to create a homely cabin and a suitable halt for the young locals of Shenzhen, a relaxing atmosphere far from the overloaded city life. Scroll down to read more about the project at SURFACES REPORTER (SR):
Various Associates lodge this little 75 square meters cafe with a kitchen, a private dining, cocktail and coffee bar with casual dining and public seating area.
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Wood-The primary Material
The firm used wood as the chief material for the cafe to juxtapose with its concrete settings, assist in building the restaurant as a refuge. With the idea of giving café a cottage-like space Various Associates used warm and light colours.
The project provides an intimate atmosphere with black painted wall teamed by large wooden panels and signage.
Spherical Lights Adorns Outdoor Seating Area
The outdoor seating area of the café is embellished with spherical lights on the wooden lined overhanging roof. These noticeable arts that wrap around the café make people return to the bar to enjoy a peaceful and cosy ambience.
Interior of the cafe
Various Associates designed the interior with mirror-like surface, where lights shine upon it and reflect the surroundings. The flat view of interior space is adorned with gridded ceiling linked to overhanging roof, circular lights dangling in space, which gives a bright futuristic feeling while breaking the monotonous pattern.
To bring the local young community closer together, Various Associates filled each room with wooden furnishings such as wall panels, bar counter and chairs, and a number of smaller round tables and curved seats.
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The space of the café has a Voisin Organique restaurant which reminds a gloomy valley with a terracotta tiled floor. It is adorned with a yellow painted tabletop and grey leather upholstery.
Futuristic Silver Art Installation
The silver spherical installation hanging over the bar completes the theme of ‘ a micro world’, which intends to brighten the space and gives a futuristic feeling to the passersby.
C2 Café and Bar provides a new experience to its clients and the locals, loaded with isolated, cosy cabins. It offers a home-like experience to the visitors where they can shake off their worries and procure inner peace with a unique ambience.
Various Associates in Shenzhen, China, is an architecture studio founded by Dongzi Yang and Qianyi Lin in 2017. The Various Associates explores and breaks the monotonous methods by its project and hopes to connect the community with unique experiences. The SND Boutique, a monochromatic retail space in Chongqing, is the firm’s recently completed project.
Architect: Various Associates
Project leader: Q Lin
Design team: Dongzi Yang, Shiqi Li
Photo Courtesy: Feng Shao
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