Recognised as the Miami of South Korea, Busan is well-known for its beaches and mountains. When the structure team at Seoul-primarily based Subject Greater Inside Design and style Studio (mttb) approached their assignment for a beach front café in the city of Gijang-eup in the Busan Metropolitan City location for a neighborhood brand Off.O, they understood the scenery experienced to be the principal attraction.
The framework housing the 589 square-metre (6,340 sq.ft) café on the weather-crushed, rugged seaside is tasteful in its low minimalist profile.
The café extends into three separate buildings. The central entrance house properties a bakery and a espresso bar. Angled on equally sides are two different seating locations, every single with unbelievable views of the seaside.
Minimalist black, white and purely natural slate hues dominate all 3 spots with the bakery mainly slate-grey and just one of the seating parts almost wholly black with extended tables and minimal-hanging lighting. The total elongated, reduced-slung design and style language draws the eye to the home windows and to the rugged surroundings outside.
The boxy form of the structures and the rigid shapes of the home windows and prolonged tables are softened by rounded details, these kinds of as the hanging gentle fixtures, chair backs and the edges of the decreased tables created of cumbersome, darkish slabs of wood.
With the darkish minimalist interiors and the indoor pathways flanked by rock-loaded “wells” there is a definite Japanese sensibility to the seating parts. We really like the drama established by permitting the breathtaking views dominate the rooms.
Subject Better (mttb) was in demand of branding, idea layout, schematic layout, functioning drawings and design and style supervision of this job.
Photos: Yongjoon Choi