Our intent was to fill the space with vertical lines, and thus gently fragment the space, filtering the views and people within it. This forest of steel created a brutal yet honest space. The finished cafe would be perceived through the filtered vertical lines of the reinforcement bars, with shelving and benches hidden and supported within them. With steel dominating the interior,all other elements would simply act as a backdrop. The original interior was stripped back to the core two new elements were added - horizontal lines of timber and vertical lines of steel intersected each other gridding the interior.

Project Type
Commercial, Fit out

Dublin, Ireland

Completed 2013

Project Team
Darragh Breathnach, Ciaran Molumby, Pable Bolinches, Daria Leikine

Photos by Emma Stewart, Annamaria Corrigan