Located in a Japanese neighborhood, Cicero is a charming tiny cafA� produced by ALTS design and style office. The task was portion of a renovation prepare to transform an outdated premise that once served as a restaurant. Whilst the current facilities have a very good horizontal extension, there was still a feeling of getting oppressed when one walked into the premise. Therefore, the studio made a decision to enhance the sense of openness by introducing some external elements into the design and style.
In the proposed Cicero cafA� prepare, ALTS design and style office gives spaces that give the feeling of getting both indoors or outdoors. This impression is designed only by indicates of putting in iron frames that divide the cafA� with no disturbing the total environment. For instance, the a�?outdoora�� section is created with iron frames that mimic wooden birdcages a�� providing the impression of becoming outside of the creating.
This certain concept was borrowed from a�?Toriia�� a�� a classic gateway at the entrance of a Japanese Shinto shrine that evokes the transitions from outdoors to indoors or from one world to another, normally far more sacred. Following that concept, a�?meaningful atmospheres are provided to every counter seats corners, sofa seats, and table-and-chair areasa�� explains ALTS design and style workplace
http://www.designboom.com/architecture/alts-design and style-office-cicero-cafe-eleven-03-2016/