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A Cafe of Containers at Café Kontejner in PragueDaily Espresso Information by Roast Journal


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  • Undertaking: Café Kontejner (Instagram hyperlink)
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Measurement: 90 sq. meters (968 sq. ft)
  • Proprietor: B&M Gastro s.r.o
  • Architect: COLLARCH
  • Lead Architects/Designers: Ondřej Janků, Shota Tsikoliya
  • Pictures: Peter Fabo, except in any other case famous

Within the coronary heart of the Prague 7 district, Holešovice, stands Café Kontejner, a up to date specialty espresso cafe in a brief construction composed of three repurposed transport containers.

Off of Prague’s Orten Sq., the power refers back to the industrial historical past of Holešovice whereas actually containing a nice, comfy cafe inside the tough black shell.

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Picture by Karolína Matušková, courtesy of COLLARCH

Two of the used transport containers kind the bottom of the cafe, operating parallel to the primary road and appearing as a sound and visible buffer to the road. The facades of the street-level containers open to the adjoining park behind the cafe, whereas the third container creates an statement deck above.

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“The landmark on the sq. is positioned obliquely, seemingly randomly, on the opposite two containers,” the Prague-based structure and design agency COLLARCH stated in a undertaking description shared with DCN. “Nevertheless, this can be a considerate transfer. The rotation creates two terraces with a view of the environment and the mass of the container turns into a transparent ingredient seen from the primary entry axes.”

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Two bars occupy the cafe. The primary, situated in an alcove lined with corrugated metal, consists of a easy black metal construction full of darkish writable boards. The opposite is sandwiched between two longitudinal glazed facades. A sober coloration palette and uncooked industrial supplies are used all through the inside, accentuating minor particulars and deviations.

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“Guests discover themselves on the intersection of two realities: a tough industrial product and a boutique-café,” Collarch acknowledged. “The absence of wealthy, contrasting colours within the inside makes the shades of grey and silver stand out. The textures of the exhausting surfaces are complemented by the high-quality cloth of the curtains coloured solely by the solar and park greenery, coming into the inside via large-scale glazing. Sitting with a espresso turns into a dreamy, surreal expertise indifferent from the hustle and bustle of the encompassing streets.”

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Learn extra from DCN’s ongoing Design Particulars sequence right here. If you’re a espresso store proprietor, designer or architect and want to submit your inside design or package deal design undertaking for consideration, you possibly can attain our editors right here.



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