Occupying a small plot in the center of bucharest, this juice bar adopts the irregular outline of a derelict turkish café, which previously stood on the site.
The scheme was conceived as a secure and protective cabin – placed within an urban context.
The interior space is organized around a centrally positioned table, while the seating area is separated from the kitchen with an orthogonal grid of shelves filled with books and magazines.
Two skylights bring natural light over the counter.
Spruce boards are applied for the interior cladding and are also extended externally for the cubic booth for takeaway service.
The cabin’s walls are uniformly coated in standing-seam black sheet metal, which lends the project a dark and monolithic quality.
The exterior treatment is in stark contrast with the warm and textured materials of the interior.
This antithesis is visible from the street through two large openings on the façade inviting people into the bar.