Eighthirty

Cafe / Retail

Shelving over retail area

Storage and Display

Integrated eighthirty branding

Integrated eighthirty branding

Integrated eighthirty branding

Integrated eighthirty branding

Eighthirty Mini Coffee Roastery

The architects’ approach to the design of this simple, repetitive and low-tech system went beyond the call of duty and into the realms of what might be considered either borderline obsession or, more euphemistically, a ‘research project’.

2013 Interior Awards jury

Eighthirty

Cafe / Retail

Practice : Glamuzina Paterson Architects

Client : Eighthirty

Location : Ponsonby Central, Auckland

Status : Completed 2013

This mini coffee roasting, café and retail operation – a kiosk with a kick – occupies a tenancy of just 12 square metres at Auckland’s Ponsonby Central. Composed of an elegant system of vertical lattices (in itself, a celebration of the art of complex jointing), the custom-designed, systematic storage system is a rigorously designed, flexible system that maximises the coffee lab’s potential for storage, work and retail space. Despite the spatial constraints, this is also a stage where the act of coffee production can be showcased. To direct attention to the offerings, a carefully considered palette of clean and calm natural materials was selected – although with one exception: a flash of unexpected red leaps brightly from timber shelves to integrate the fit-out with eighthirty’s branding.

2013 Interior Awards Winner – Craftmanship Category
2013 Eat-Drink-Design Awards Shortlist

Practice : Glamuzina Paterson Architects

Client : Eighthirty

Location : Ponsonby Central, Auckland

Status : Completed 2013