A building organized as a grouping of distinct but interconnected volumes housing a cafe, a bakery, a restaurant and a retail space. Fragmented into smaller parts, the building’s presence is minimized to resonate with its surrounding context in a residential neighborhood of Bogota. The design defines distinct spatial volumes yet allows you to move through them with the freedom of an open plan. Large triangular windows, cut into the building’s textured concrete walls, dramatically open the facade to the street while revealing the life within. Inside, different ceiling heights, lighting, and seating conditions modulate the space and lend each zone a particular character. An intimate outdoor patio provides shaded garden seating and connects the public spaces to food production areas in the rear.
The design was comprehensive and included all the architecture, furnishings and landscape inside and out.