The Meltino Café, LOFF

The Meltino café is located in historical town Braga in the north of Portugal and features an interesting type of space for a café. Architects from the LOFF studio designed an open modern place, where they used an abstracted coffee bean as the main idea. In this project, the coffee beans are turned into geometrical symbols cut into the walls and ceiling to allow the light into the interior. Two volumes were created thus defining three spaces with diverse purposes, encouraging the use of different sets of furniture in each of them. The first volume serves as a lounge, in which guests can enjoy their beverages in a pleasant environment, while the second operates as a bar, preparing and selling coffee to take away. To create these volumes the LOFF crew used six plywood panels with MDF coating painted white with the coffee bean symbols cuts in different sizes.

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