Felipe Hess converted former foundry factory into relaxed urban cafe

Felipe Hess converted former foundry factory into relaxed urban cafe

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  • 1 year ago

Futuro Refeitório is an all-day restaurant located in the Pinheiros neighborhood in Sao Paulo, where the the roaster is the center of the show. The project was designed by architecture office Felipe Hess.

“The project´s main challenge, since the beginning, was to transform an old shed into a restaurant and coffee shop the middle of a block. The shed, originally a foundry factory, later a car garage, gave us the chance to work with a lot of original elements, inherited from its previous occupations. Independently yet respectfully, all original elements from the garage were maintained intervening punctually and using always the same color palette – mainly white – and the same material – ceramic tiles. The kitchen, open and integrated, stands as the central component, organizing the spaces through the continuous terrazzo counter all around it. The rest is divided between event areas, seating area and little living spaces, where the unpretentious furniture and the vegetation make the environment cozy and enjoyable,” says Felipe Hess

  • Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
  • Date completed: 2018
  • Size: 7,000 square feet
  • Design: Felipe Hess
  • Design team: João Paulo Rossi Carrascoza, Marina Piccolo
  • Photos: Fran Parente
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Open kitchen
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Communal tables
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Lounge area
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Bathroom
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Exterior
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