1/2 Coffee & Bar

CUN PANDA NANA used a simplified veranda architectural style, adopted to retain a large proportion of the original architectural form to complete the uniquely eye catching 1/2 Coffee & Bar

  • area / size 2,691 sqft
  • Year 2021
  • Location Xiamen, China,
  • Located in Dadeji Bathing Beach on Shengqi Mountain of Gulangyu Island, the original structure of the project was part of the 19th-century building of Deji Company, which is a dome building with a natural sea view. The round architectural lines appear natural and harmonious next to the Dadeji Beach on Gulangyu Island.

    The small-leaf ficus commonly seen on the island grows indoors in another way, where the main steel structures look like tree trunks, growing around the space and stretching out a broad “canopy” covering the ceiling, to create shadows and a shelter from the sun and rain in the humid, hot, and rainy subtropical region. It also creates an unseen space for ventilation and heat dissipation.

    Design: CUN PANDA NANA
    Photography: Liu Xinghao