Interstellar passengers have travelled the vastness of space and the infinity of time in search of a new home for humanity to escape from a devastated Earth. Finally, awakened from hibernation by an alarm……
Climbing out of the fallen space capsule, the world was uncannily familiar, with Earth-like plants and oxygen to breathe. Everything was so beautiful, but there was a vague sense of something different.
▲概念示意图 Conceptual diagram
▲舱体式咖啡操作台近景 Close shot of cabin coffee worktop
▲露营元素 Camping elements
Cutting through the trees, instead of the familiar wood fibres, is a smooth, mirror-like metallic substance. The trees float in the air, eerie cross-sections reflecting this wonderful but strange world.
▲镜面长桌 Mirrored table
Eventually, the frustrating reality is discovered： there are no humans here, and no nature either, this is not a real world, everything is unreal.
▲夜晚的咖啡馆 Coffee shop at night
The coffee worktop is an evolution of a scrap capsule. After being polished, it seems to have been made new again. The lights from the hatch cover brighten up the entire coffee-making area and add a touch of mystery. Surrounding is the vegetation that grows naturally on the ruins.
▲舱体式咖啡操作台 Cabin coffee worktop
A beam in the middle of the capsule acts as a support for the entire structure and light pours in through two windows.
▲操作台内部结构 Internal structure of the coffee worktop
Visitors can sit inside and outside the capsule and look out at the view, as if they were flying a spaceship through space. The immersive space café journey enhances the ambience to the max. The camping element also enhances the immersive dining experience. The metallic wooden boxes and low seating bring the user one step closer to the surface, as if sitting on the surface of Mars with a glittering galaxy in full view.
▲舱体操作区外座椅区 Seating area outside the cabin worktop
The long table “suspended” in mid-air is derived from a cut tree trunk, and its mirrored cross-section perfectly reflects the world of tall buildings outside the window. Raising the coffee cup, the reflection of the world outside can be seen from the table top, as if it were a million years away.
▲镜面长桌 Mirrored table
It is a journey through time, where all one has to do is sip coffee, empty oneself and enjoy a moment of peace in the universe. The design incorporates an exploration and consideration of time, taking people away from the worries of life and voyaging in their thoughts.
▲舱体操作台细节 Details of the cabin worktop
▲舱体操作台制作过程 The process of making cabin worktop
▲原始建筑墙体组成的空间十分消极 The space made up of the original walls is very negative
▲移除墙体后，环绕柱子设置操作台,与主入口和大堂均形成良好的关系 After removing the walls, the worktop has been set around the beam, forming a good relationship between both the main entrance and the lobby
▲设置球形舱体，以便于设置储物空间和隐藏设备 Setting up spherical cabin to allow for storage space and concealment of equipment
▲施工完成之后，由于业主希望顾客可以进入舱体内部进行体验，所以另外设置了一个操作台 After completing the construction, an additional worktop has been set up since the client wanted to provide a cabin-experience for customers
▲平面图 Floor plan
摄影师：小枝 | ICYWORKS
Project Name：Shanghai Metal Hands Coffee
Design Company：DAGA Architects
Design Team：Shen Jianghai, Zhang Longxiao，Wang Lifeng
Project Type：Interior Design，Renovation
Date of Design：August-September，2021
Date of Construction：September-November, 2021
Photographer：Xiaozhi | ICYWORKS
Writer：Sun Baoning, Zhang Longxiao