industrial style royal enfield garage cafe in goa is covered with portuguese hand-painted tiles, by studio lotus
 

industrial style royal enfield garage cafe in goa is covered with portuguese hand-painted tiles, by studio lotus

studio lotus’ approach to the architecture and interior design of the goan venue of indian automaker company royal enfield builds around the core values of the brand — timelessness, craftsmanship and the true love for motorcycling. the retail building with its zinc roof, laterite infill walls and the distinctive charcoal grey metal and glass façade effortlessly bridges its setting with industrial craftsmanship. one of the most interesting highlights of the ‘royal enfield garage cafe’ is the exhibition area that presents the brand’s iconic history and heritage.

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all photos by andre j fanthome

 

 

the central traditional portuguese style structure where a kitchen used to be, is the anchor of the space and has been converted into a multifunctional gallery that currently houses and tells the story of the legacy motorcycles of royal enfield. there is also a 1:3 scale model of a classic 500 bike on display that has taken almost two years for its making. you will also find the cross-section of a 500cc engine with moving parts to demonstrate the working of an actual mill.

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the façade of studio lotus‘ building has been treated with specially-commissioned locally-executed artworks created by studio codesign — hand-painted tiles by local artisans. attached to this heritage structure is an exciting double-height space formed by a steel framework and a traditional goan roof. this forms the bar area and the first-floor dining space which has incredible views of the baga creek. the double-height bar volume has a hand-painted backdrop, which takes the viewer through a meandering road trip. highlighted by customized brass headlight pendants, the bespoke sandblasted timber bar top brings alive royal enfield’s presence across the world. a slowly moving high-volume low-velocity rotor mounted on the 20-feet high ceiling ensures there is a gentle breeze in the space all the time.

 

royal enfield garage cafe designboom

royal enfield garage cafe designboom

 

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edited by: maria erman | designboom

  • I can picture a German cafe for BMW, a Spanish one for Bultaco, etc… Well done. ..’wish I could visit.

    Jim

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