2022 | Professional

MUSE Design Awards Gold Winner

LIVSO CAFE

Entrant Company

Ruhaus Studio

Category

Interior Design - Retails, Shops Department Stores & Mall

Client's Name

Country / Region

China

Project Name: Livso Cafe

Architecture Firm: Ruhaus Studio

Completion Year: 2021

Gross Built Area: 260m²

Lead Architects: Dandan Zhu, Yiru Wang

SPACE

We wear and take off our clothes every day, but we rarely perceive our bodies. Just as we walk in and out of a building every day, but we rarely perceive space. Ruhaus studio hopes to create a space where people can re-perceive the relationship and connection between themselves and the space; awaken people’s awareness of their bodies and their relationships with each other, and a sense of comfort and confidence brought about by awakening.

PIECE

Transparency means creating relationships. It doesn’t have to be looked through. Using the language of the pieces to cut and divide the space creates the relationship between people and space. Subsequently, "space" is produced. Traveling between these pieces, seeing each other, sound and vision flowing surround in the space, is a reassuring sense of social distance.

HOLLOW

Open the floor plate above the island bar to let the first and second floors communicate. The aroma and sound of the coffee on the first floor slowly spread to the upper level, and the lights on the second floor diffused to the lower level with the pieces. Standing by the order area and raising your eyes upwards, which is the warmth brought from the moon lamp against the pieces. You can observe the barista operating by the island bar and spy on the whole process of coffee-making while sitting by the booth of hollow edge on the second floor.

LIGHT

From a distance, people will be attracted by this small building with dim lights inlaid in the old shopping mall. Getting closer, they will find that the two floors have different moods and atmospheres.

The first floor is the coffee shop, bright and warm lighting is necessary to match the cool clothes and friendly smiling faces of the shop assistants.

The second floor is mainly for simple meals. After nine o'clock, it will turn into a whiskey bar. The lights are slowly dimmed and wrapped in a slightly ambiguous dim atmosphere.

Credits

Founding Partner, Chief Designer
Dandan Zhu
Founding Partner, Chief Designer
Yiru Wang
Senior Desinger
Xiao dong Liang
Senior Desinger
Yu mei Su
Designer
Qian jiao Xie
Designer
Kai liang Chen
Designer
Emma Zhao
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