Location: Bucharest, Romania
Program: Juice bar, Cafe
Architects: Not a Number Architects – Ermis Adamantidis, Dominiki Dadatsi
Photographs: Cosmin Dragomir
The juice bar occupies a small site in the centre of Bucharest. Its irregular layout follows the outline of a derelict shed that was previously standing on the plot working as a Turkish café.
The space was conceived as a cabin in the city, a safe haven from the bustling streets or the cold afternoons.
The interior space is organized around a common table. The seating area is separated from the kitchen with an orthogonal grid of shelves that will be filled with books and magazines. Two skylights bring natural light over the counter. Spruce boards are applied for the interior cladding and are also extended as exterior cladding of the cubic booth for take away service.
The cabin’s exterior walls are uniformly coated in standing-seam black sheet metal. While dark and monolithic during the day, when the sun comes down two large openings animate the front façade with the activity inside.