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Tiny coffee bar incorporates existing graffiti into recessed design

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Apr 08, 2016 01:04 AM
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by venturi01 last modified Apr 07, 2016

NOMA* has transformed a small recess into a unique 'hole in the wall' take-away coffee tenancy. The compact 11 sqm tenancy footprint occupies a 15 sqm partially redundant services recess on the Alexander Building retail site at the corner of Raglan Road and Walcott Street in Mount Lawley, Western Australia. The simple brief called for functionally maximising the limited internal space available for the operator whilst also remaining sensitive to the existing retail complex. As such the architect’s...



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Australian design firm NOMA* has transformed this small recess into a unique take-away coffee bar in Mount Lawley. Rather than completely redesigning the original facade, the compact 11 square meter shop incorporates the preexisting graffiti art on the adjacent exterior. The Standby Espresso Tenancy exemplifies adaptive reuse of small, micro size, underutilized spaces and illustrates how small projects can engage local communities. This project has been entered in the Small Projects category of the Australian Institute of Architects W.A. Architecture Awards.


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