This coffee shop/bakery is located in Hermosa Beach, CA. My concept was the coffee bean: the various roasts translated into various shades of bamboo, the green unroasted bean is represented with bits of lime green throughout the space, the separation of seating areas is from the idea of the protection of the bean within the cherry, and the curvilinearity of much of the furniture is derived from the curves of a coffee bean.
Hermosa Beach is a very "green" oriented town so I chose as many sustainable materials as possible.
This project required us to perform solar and wind studies on the space using a program called Vasari. This program allowed me to depict the movement of air throughout the space. I decided to frost all of the skylights to provide a diffused light throughout the space instead of harsh sunlight.
There were 30 wooden trusses in the space that were not allowed to be moved so I encased them to minimize visual distraction in the ceiling.