- Architects: OFFICIAL
- Location: Austin, Texas, United States
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Robert Yu Photography
Text description supplied by way of the architects. A brilliant and inviting house established by way of complete peak glass partitions envelope the Houndstooth Coffee inside. An expansive U-shaped bar with break up features lets in it to paintings as a full-service espresso bar all the way through the day and cocktail bar within the evenings. The shape and materiality of the bar defines and directs its makes use of. The quartz monoblock to the east is thoughtfully carved to obtain shoppers and kit whilst the other prime bar is a white oak cantilevered floor.
Above the bar is a sculptural white quantity clad in alder slats that turns on the gap and intuitively directs shoppers from access issues on reverse ends of the storefront to indicate of provider whilst concealing mechanical techniques. The shape, likened to a boat in a bottle, brings mass and focal point to the voluminous inside. The architectural horizontality is complemented and balanced by way of vertically orientated and textured fabrics that reply to practical wishes of sturdiness and acoustic keep watch over.
Floor fixed stools, designed by way of the architect as butcher block white oak milled right into a conical seat resting atop a sandblasted then clear-coated metal base, wrap the entrance of the bar and prime counter seating alongside the window. A customized communal desk, swiveling living room chairs, and floating bench be offering seating choices for all ranges of interplay.
As the herbal gentle dissipates within the evenings, a comfortable heat glow illuminates the bar ceiling whilst the remainder of the quantity is going slowly out of focal point, subtly transitioning to an intimate setting.