coco cha café develops around light-filled atrium of glass blocks in vietnam

coco cha café develops around light-filled atrium of glass blocks in vietnam

‘Castle of Glass’ breathes life into Vietnamese urban landscape

 

Architecture and interior design practice PT Arch studio takes over the design of CoCo Cha café in Vietnam, integrating atriums and skylights into the plan. Aiming for a classic yet modern composition emerging through the dense urban fabric, the creative group develops a minimal design focusing on the internal arrangement of the coffee and tea shop and merging several glazed structures with the built form. The project attends to the harmonic distribution of natural light throughout the interior while maintaining the open flow and circulation of the café space. The elongated layout is separated into four parts, the counter area, the stairway, the coffee space, and the storage area and restroom. All zones are interconnected through the open and planted spaces for a well-ventilated and light plan.

coco cha café develops around light-filled atrium of glass blocks in vietnam
all images by Nguyen Duy Hoach

 

 

the interior arranges open planted and naturally lit areas

 

The interior layout evokes comfort and lightness through the green and naturally lit areas. The zones distribute minimal furniture and several cast-in fittings, such as the bench-like seating in the waiting area, to optimize the arrangement and convenience of circulation. The project by architectural practice PT Arch studio provides low-cost options and easy-to-maintain materials ensuring both accessibility and aesthetics. The sunny and warm climate of the area inquires a protected facade that will allow necessary light and ventilation through the structure. Glass block tiles combine both classic and modern elements, while the terrazzo tiles, the green hues, the aluminum panel, and the molding details complete the internal composition.

coco cha café develops around light-filled atrium of glass blocks in vietnam
the ground floor void space enjoys natural sunlight spread through the skylights

coco cha café develops around light-filled atrium of glass blocks in vietnam
the interior displays nature-themed decoration and an earthy green color palette

coco cha café develops around light-filled atrium of glass blocks in vietnam
the first-floor coffee space develops a subtle and minimal interior arrangement

coco cha café develops around light-filled atrium of glass blocks in vietnam
the waiting area forms bench-like seating enclosing the atrium

coco cha café develops around light-filled atrium of glass blocks in vietnam
the waiting area stands adjacent to the glazed stairway

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coco cha café develops around light-filled atrium of glass blocks in vietnam
the large skylight allows sunlight into the structure through the glazed atrium

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coco cha café develops around light-filled atrium of glass blocks in vietnam
street view of CoCo Cha Taiwan Tea & Coffee building’s facade

 

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project info:

 

name: CoCo Cha Taiwan Tea & Coffee – Castle of Glass
designer: PT Arch studio | @ptarchstudio

lead architect: Nguyen Van Phuoc Thinh

location: Thành phô’ Phan Rang – Tháp Chàm, Vietnam

photography: Nguyen Duy Hoach

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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