Awards: Featured in 'Arkitekten' Magazine, Dec 2009
Status: Competition 2nd Place
Client: Swedish Institute of Architects
The brief for this cafe competition was to be a demountable structure to be able to move around to different indoor environments. The basis for this cafe was to find new ways of working with wood and through that the concept developed to encourage people to touch and play with it; creating a structure reflecting the different degrees of activity during the day. The transparency of the structure increases with the activity.
The structure is based on different types of opening mechanisms in different scales. The walls of the cafe are constructed to fold out, increasing the transparency while allowing the walls to become part of the furniture of the cafe. The border between walls, floor, tables and chairs is blurred and this contributes to the transformation of the solid box to something light and permeable.