suppose design office: cafe la miell
cafe la miell by suppose design office
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cafe la miell by suppose design office is located in the heart of niihama city in ehime.
the old cafe la miell was unable to accommodate large numbers of customers with its
seating capacity,  so plans were made to open up a new cafe  across the street that would
be able to seat eighty. 

the client wanted a two story building and to have more parking but more than that they
wanted the building to be a landmark in the area.

for the design they proposed to make use of the fact that the site was – one meter lower
than street level and rather than a two story cafe, make a split level with floors at
the building’s own base level and street level,

beams are placed in a rhythmic way which follows the two levels, and are held up with
steel and concrete posts spread out, creating a kind of dialogue between space and structure.
outside, pebbles are spread out on the beam slabs to match the landscape and the distinctive
shape.

suppose design office: cafe la miell
cafe la miell entrance
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suppose design office: cafe la miell
cafe la miell roof structure
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suppose design office: cafe la miell
cafe la miell roof structure
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suppose design office: cafe la miell
cafe la miell – interior
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suppose design office: cafe la miell
cafe la miell – interior
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suppose design office: cafe la miell
cafe la miell – view with parking lot
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suppose design office: cafe la miell
suppose design office: cafe la miell
cafe la miell – section
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suppose design office: cafe la miell
cafe la miell – section perspective
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suppose design office: cafe la miell
cafe la miell – facade perspective
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suppose design office: cafe la miell
cafe la miell – facade perspective
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