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The Cafe of the Golden Hour | Architectural Design - Saikat Ghosh (2019)

Cafes are generally small, with just a few tables and a limited menu. This concept proposes a cafe for a location that has sunny weather on most days, providing a space that is both private and open enough for its' customers.
The form development started with two triangles leaning towards each other, which were then converted using a curve to give birth to an irregular curvilinear form. A fabric-like material must be stretched to attain two different heights and form a curve between the two parallel walls.
The wall facing the entrance must be enough to block a clear view from the entrance to the customers, making the cafe tables feel private enough.
To bridge the remaining gap between privacy and openness, a tree was placed at the center of the plan - and the pavement was completely changed to grass. The grass-base is over a groundcover - made of crushed bricks.
On completion of the basic AutoCAD drawing and Sketchup model, the life-scale view was then brought into Photoshop to be rendered with humans and vegetation to show scale.



Built-up Area: 170 sq.m (17 m x 10 m)
Materials: Stretched Synthetic Fabric (Walls), Crushed bricks (Groundcover), Carrera Marble (Reception Table), Pavers on Grass, Modular Bricks (Boundary)
Project Design Date: 24th November 2019
Designed by: Saikat Ghosh (B.Arch 1st Year student at School of Planning & Architecture, Vijayawada)
Softwares used: Autodesk AutoCAD, Trimble Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop





The project files can be downloaded here. [22.9 MB, .ZIP file]


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