concrete brick façades flow into central yard to form nameless architecture's café in korea

concrete brick façades flow into central yard to form nameless architecture's café in korea

 nameless designs U-shaped Café in Daejeon, South Korea

 

Below the eastern foot of Gyeryongsan Mountain in Daejeon, South Korea, Nameless Architecture has designed and built Café Teri (카페태리, 봉이호떡). The newly unveiled structure is composed of two separate buildings housing a café and a bakery, while an intermediate courtyard completes the U-shaped ensemble. The building is made of rough concrete bricks and curved façades that emphasize the continuity of the project and the fluid local topography. 

concrete brick façades flow into central yard to form nameless architecture's café in korea

all images by Kyung Roh

 

 

curved walls flow into the central courtyard

 

The project by Nameless Architecture (see more here) sits right at the start of a local old trail leading to the nearby mountains and plains. The design draws from the local topography, allocating two structures that face each other while a courtyard settles between them. The two buildings are slightly shifted apart and their curved exterior walls flow down into the central yard. The fluid walls of Café Teri create an environment where the distinction between the wall and the floor is blurred, establishing a dynamic flow towards the adjacent forest.

 

The wall is actually continuous not only in the yard but also in the interior, connecting the inside and outside scenery through a stepped space. The uplifted terrain in the backyard forms a static spatiality while forming an intermediate place where people rest and enjoy their food and drinks. The concrete bricks of the building emphasize the continuity of the flowing space, but at the same time, their rough texture creates a difference in boundaries through the change of light, shadow, and time.

concrete brick façades flow into central yard to form nameless architecture's café in korea

concrete brick façades flow into central yard to form nameless architecture's café in korea

concrete brick façades flow into central yard to form nameless architecture's café in korea

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concrete brick façades flow into central yard to form nameless architecture’s café in korea
 
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concrete brick façades flow into central yard to form nameless architecture’s café in korea
 
concrete brick façades flow into central yard to form nameless architecture’s café in korea
 

project info: 

 

name: Café Teri | 카페태리, 봉이호떡
architect: Nameless Architecture
project team: Unchung Na, Sorae Yoo, Taekgyu Kang, Changsoo Lee
location: Daejeon, South Korea
site area: 1673 sqm
gross floor area: 900 sqm

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