Arhitektura Budjevac, an architectural design studio based in Serbia, had the task to create a fresh looking coffee shop, the first one of the future Stock Coffee franchise. In order to transform a former retail space into a coffee shop, we had to remove all unnecessary elements of the interior, expose its concrete ceiling, walls, beams and columns. The space consists of two L-shaped spaces, one above the other, connected visually and spatially by an atrium. A large wall, 10 meters long and 5 meters high, stretches through the whole coffee shop and is used as a blackboard: its hand-drawn decorations are made by the young Serbian artist Jelena Ilić. This concept of wall art is the result of collaboration between the design studio and the artist.
In order to water down the space and give a welcoming note, wood is integrated in some of the walls, alongside with the raw and conspicuous concrete elements. The furniture is composed in a way to make the coffee shop more relaxed and informal. Some old, metal sewer pipes are also left visible, going through both stories, but covered with special rubber-like insulation for a softer look.
Project: Stock Coffee
Location: Serbia, Niš
Design: Arhitektura Budjevac
Photos: Andreja Budjevac