studio maoom replaces standard seating with a 7,000-brick hill in seoul's coffee nap roasters
 

studio maoom replaces standard seating with a 7,000-brick hill in seoul's coffee nap roasters

design studio maoom reconsiders the typical cafe layout of tables and chairs in seoul‘s ‘coffee nap roasters’, where a hill made of 7,000 bricks serves as a continuous surface of flooring and furniture. located at an alleyway corner in yeon-nam dong, the cafe offers a space to relax through a new experience, where customers can enjoy a cup of coffee and sit freely, wherever and however they choose.

studio maoom replaces standard seating with a 7,000-brick hill in seoul's coffee nap roasters designboomphotos by soulgraph, jin seonggi maoom

 

 

the small coffee shop has a floor area of 50.5 sqm, while the hill structure occupies most of it with a total of 42.05 sqm, including the stairs that reach up to 1.5 meters high. design studio maoom has completed the space with various elements that bring nature inside, including a bamboo tree, whose leaves sway with the winds that enter the shop through floor-to-ceiling windows, and a round mirror that reflects the sun and fills the interior with varying hues according to the time of day. when the sun sets and the sky outside is filled with darkness, the coffee bar emits light and becomes a shining stage, similar to ‘the moon hidden behind a hill.’

studio maoom replaces standard seating with a 7,000-brick hill in seoul's coffee nap roasters designboom

 

 

‘the hill is a space where you can sit and relax for a moment, a place where one wants to rest’ notes the korean studio, ‘in a subconscious moment where the sensibility of a person is moved by the familiar experience, the message of the hill here is recognized as a space to just sit down and relax.’ to ease the movement up and down the hill, the bricks are adjusted with a gap between 10-15mm, while the stairs, which lead to the restroom, are built to reach the highest point of the hill and come back down, creating a feeling of disappearing behind the hill.

studio maoom replaces standard seating with a 7,000-brick hill in seoul's coffee nap roasters designboom

studio maoom replaces standard seating with a 7,000-brick hill in seoul's coffee nap roasters designboom

project info:

 

name: coffee nap rosters 2nd

design firm: design studio maoom

built area: 50.5 m2

project location: yeonnam-dong, seoul, korea

floor: red brick x 4,200, cement brick x 2,880,

wall: w. white color paint fin.

furniture: bar lighting panel + imitation sotne fin. back bar wood paanel fin. brick bench red brick fin.

 

 

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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