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kooo architects completes Blacksheep Café for Power Station of Art in Shanghai

China Architecture News - Jun 26, 2020 - 15:05   1280 views

kooo architects completes Blacksheep Café for Power Station of Art in Shanghai

Japanese architecture studio kooo architects has completed a small café for the Power Station of Art in Shanghai, China

Named Blacksheep Café, the studio has collaborated once with Blacksheep Café in the spring of 2018 designing a pop-up coffee shop, and this time’s commission if for their permanent store.

Unlike the conventional museum coffee shop set up, the middle of our site is pierced by a corridor connecting the exhibition area and the rooftop terrace; the border between “inside”and “outside” is blurred. 

kooo architects completes Blacksheep Café for Power Station of Art in Shanghai

And rather than a coffee shop, this café is more like a part of the customers’ walking path to and from the terrace. 

Taking the site condition into consideration, the studio hopes to design something that can be distinguished from a traditional store - like a bench on the street, passersby could sit down casually as they encounter it, without any pressure or obligation.

kooo architects completes Blacksheep Café for Power Station of Art in Shanghai

Instead of forcing a “shop”in the middle of the “street”, we designed the center piece furniture with only 18mm standard-sized plywood boards, stacked into 10cm thick planes. 

kooo architects completes Blacksheep Café for Power Station of Art in Shanghai

The interlocking of these planes is not only structural, but it also forms a large scaled furniture. We hope this abstract and relaxed image would encourage more possibilities of actions and functions. 

kooo architects completes Blacksheep Café for Power Station of Art in Shanghai

kooo architects completes Blacksheep Café for Power Station of Art in Shanghai

kooo architects completes Blacksheep Café for Power Station of Art in Shanghai

kooo architects completes Blacksheep Café for Power Station of Art in Shanghai

kooo architects completes Blacksheep Café for Power Station of Art in Shanghai

kooo architects completes Blacksheep Café for Power Station of Art in Shanghai

kooo architects completes Blacksheep Café for Power Station of Art in Shanghai

kooo architects completes Blacksheep Café for Power Station of Art in Shanghai

Floor plan

kooo architects completes Blacksheep Café for Power Station of Art in Shanghai

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Project facts

Address: 5F, Power Station of Art, Shanghai

Use: Coffee shop

Area: 130 sqm

Design Team: Kojima Shinya, Kojima Ayaka ,Hongdi Lin, Weiqiu Lin, Yiqiang Xu

All images © Eric

All drawings © kooo architects

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