1to2 Play Cafe

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architecture, competition, drawing


A small competition project.

The ‘1 to 2 Play Cafe’ is proposed for insertion into the roofscape of Hoxton. A small studio cabin is shrunk and placed to fit onto the top of the cafe; it sits and watches over the playscape below, contemplating it’s predicament as a space too small to inhabit, yet lingering in built reality. The top surface is both a garden and a seating area. The cafe’s two inflatable elevations behave as flexible, colourful boundaries between the exterior and the interior. There is no door, instead the scaled architecture is split and hinged and thus revolves open with a small push to expose the insides of pastry and coffee and smells and sights of books and readers and the chilled, hushed, secret, conversations of individuals playing on a roof.

The architecture wants to move, it wants to wiggle and play.


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