movement stimulates lighting within prague coffee shop by mimosa architekti
 
movement stimulates lighting within prague coffee shop by mimosa architekti movement stimulates lighting within prague coffee shop by mimosa architekti
jan 29, 2016

movement stimulates lighting within prague coffee shop by mimosa architekti

movement stimulates lighting within prague coffee shop by mimosa architekti
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the clean minimal interiors of the ‘proti proudu bistro‘ in prague by mimosa architekti was developed using the themes ‘current and connection’. located in the karlín district, part of the concept drew influence from the local, well known electrical engineer – františek křižík. the electrical concept merged with the idea of connecting through good coffee and delicious food. the main bar wall, made of white perforated plywood, creates a grid, which all the components on the wall connect to – from the sliding targets of wires to the paper roll with a daily menu. a network of wires, stretching from the switches to behind the counter to the lights above the tables, strengthens this theme of connection between staff and guests.

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each of the lights are wired to the grid behind the coffee counter

 

 

 

instead of concealing the electrical components, each of the lights are exposed and operate separately. the location of the switches on the wall grid reflects the real position of the accompanying light located in the room; they automatically turn on and off as guests come and go. every time the door opens, it illuminates a position in the bistro. in terms of materials, plywood used throughout softly reflects stone floor pattern, as well as the oak board of the counter and individual tables. a focal element of the café is the corten counter with the quote ‘in coffee we trust’ laser cut out.

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the white perforated plywood creates a grid on the back wall

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the electrical concept was influenced by czech inventor engineer františek křižík

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the coffee shop is based in the karlín district of the city

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each light is stimulated through movement of customers coming and going

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project info:

 

name: proti proudu bistro
location: praha karlín
client: karolina a david koneční
built: 2015
cooperation: lenka pechanová, modulora

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