Nestled among branches, the bird's nest represents faith, love and effort to make a happy home. But what if you find a place that has a resemblance to a bird's nest? In Vietnam, the 'September Cafe – The Wind Blows' is a coffee house designed just like a bird's nest featuring curved steel strips on its façade and interiors. Located in Ho Chi Minh City, the project is designed by Red5studio in collaboration with Ben Décor. The coffee house, positioned between two adjacent houses on a narrow site, is surrounded by many curved steel strips that frame the stairs, façade, entrance and balconies to imitate the bird's nest. As the wind blows, the hanging circles on the façade move, reinterpreting the bird's movement on the branches. The project team clad the walls, furniture and the ceiling with neutral tones such as beige, light creamy white and rose orange to create a sense of familiarity and give a feeling of September for its visitors. SURFACES REPORTER (SR) presents below more information about the project. Take a look:
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The 260-square-metre cafe is located in the heart of the city Vietnam is inspired by a bird's nest made up of steel strip structure.
To let the gentle wind enters every section of the café, the design team formed arches, round openings and circle staircases in the interiors.
The ground floor is covered with greenery, giving a feel of the garden inside, letting ample natural light seeps in.
The project team clad the walls, furniture and the ceiling with neutral tones such as beige, light creamy white and rose orange to create a sense of familiarity and give a feeling of September for its visitors.
Along with the furnishings in the drawing area, the branches and curves in the multiple levels, steel are inspired by the bird's nest gives a reviving touch to the interior.
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On the other side, the 2nd and 3rd-floor areas are for those who want to stay longer or in groups. An aerial garden and a branch-like lamp section at the rooftop is a highlight of the space.
Curved Steel Strips
The project team used multiple curved steel schemes at the entrance, stairs and balconies to repeats the bird's nest image.
Utilizing the soft colour and material palette in the walls, furniture, and ceiling creates a sense of 'indoor but outdoor'.
Name: September Coffee
Design: Ben Decor
Design Team: Integrity Again, Nhi Bay, Tran Thi Kim Duyen, Pham Hoang Duy Nhan
Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Area: 260 sqm (2798 sqft)
Client: September Saigon
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