Kafe French Baker

Kafe French Baker

Architect
zavod11
Location
Yekaterinburg, Russia | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Restaurants
Valeriy Nemirov

Kafe French Baker

zavod11 as Architects

The «French baker» coffee shop is located in the First House of the City Council. The cultural heritage site, one of the constructivist buildings of the city, was built in 1927 by the architect Sigismund Dombrovsky. "House of the City Council" formed the development of the main thoroughfare of the city, and the appearance of Sverdlovsk at that time.

photo_credit Valeriy Nemirov
Valeriy Nemirov

The renovation of the former tenants (where the Sela store was located for many years) hidden the architectural details of the space. The stucco molding and the windows on the other side of the hall were a pleasant surprise for us. After that, the layout of the hall and seating places logically changed. We felt like we were discovering "treasures" that no one had suspected during the selection of the premises. Everything has been carefully preserved and highlighted by new designs based on a minimalist design. Being in a clean space, you can catch your eye on the texture of walls, ceilings, stucco moldings and bricks of that era broken by time.

photo_credit Valeriy Nemirov
Valeriy Nemirov

The tasks of the twelfth coffee house "French Baker" were to renew and expand its audience: to create a place with an emphasis on coffee and bread of its own production. The location in the center of the constructivist ensemble of houses (at the intersection of Tolmachev, Pushkinskaya and Lenin Avenue) influenced the interior. The forms of the space reflected the architectural features of the building. "Triangular ribs" in the partition and underframe of the communal table are an interpretation of the architecture of the balconies of these forms.

photo_credit Valeriy Nemirov
Valeriy Nemirov

General constructive solutions from simple materials (plywood, solid ash, metal). The stucco molding is more solemn and is located in the main landing hall. This can be attributed to the city meetings that took place in this hall. And a large round table is located under the ceiling rosette - so that, after a hundred years, people would also gather here. The bar has two zones - the barista has a separate space. Next to the checkout there is a closed display case with desserts and an open one with sandwiches and bowls. Crafted bread and coffee packages are located to the right of the guest on separate shelves. Such "logistics" makes it possible to prepare a drink in one and a half minutes.

photo_credit Valeriy Nemirov
Valeriy Nemirov

What was the brief?

The tasks of the twelfth coffee house "French Baker" were to renew and expand its audience: to create a place with an emphasis on coffee and bread of its own production. Minimalism and an emphasis on wood, a contrasting combination of textures to show the high technological component of the coffee brewing and baking process.

photo_credit Valeriy Nemirov
Valeriy Nemirov

What were the key challenges?

The main problem was to make correctly the seats and calculate the logistics of the bar. The area for dispensing drinks and pastries is located in different parts of the bar, which complicates the guest's attention and navigation for the waiting area. The landing zone was divided into several elongated and local ones - seats for chairs appeared unexpectedly, additional washstands were originally planned there. Zoning with shelving and plants was a good solution and in the end we are happy with the structure.

photo_credit Valeriy Nemirov
Valeriy Nemirov

What materials did you choose and why?

To refresh the historic building, they decided to use solid wood colors - solid ash and plywood. There is also metal as a technological material - it covers the entire bar with a sheet of stainless steel. Wood creates a warm feel, solid wood countertops with the tactile properties of wood. Large format porcelain stoneware with concrete texture on the floor.

 

Material Used:
1. Paneling: Material type - plywood panels, local custom product
2. Floor coverings: Porcelain stoneware 120/60, Granite GLORIA, CF Systems
3. Doors: Hidden doors for finishing, Profildoors
4. Windows: aluminum windows
5. Indoor lighting: track light system, ceiling light, LED lighting, VOBOX
6. Light brand : Arlight
7. Interior furniture: benches, furniture boards, tables - custom production.
8. Armchair_cozy - Robinswood 
9. Lampshades over the table made of beech rods - Shevnin
10. Plastic chairs - Deep House

Read story in ItalianoDeutschPortuguêsFrançais and Español

Project Credits
Architects
Photographers
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrand
Porcelain stoneware 120/60CF Systems
Light brandArlight
Hidden doors for finishingProfildoors
Track light system, ceiling light, LED lightingVOBOX
Product Spec Sheet
Porcelain stoneware 120/60
Granite GLORIA by CF Systems
Light brand
by Arlight
Hidden doors for finishing
Track light system, ceiling light, LED lighting
by VOBOX
Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Experimental Co-Housing Denver project by Productora provides a compelling model for centrally located, low-cost housing
17 May 2022 News
Experimental Co-Housing Denver project by Productora provides a compelling model for centrally located, low-cost housing

Only a few miles from the downtown area of Denver, this experimental co-housing project by Productor... More

Baumschlager Eberle Architecten create an architectural statement for a natural setting in Alpe Furx
17 May 2022 News
Baumschlager Eberle Architecten create an architectural statement for a natural setting in Alpe Furx

On a sloping site in the Austrian ski resort of Alpe Furx, this holiday and leisure development by B... More

Under the Willow Tree by Objekt Architechten provides residents an ecologically-minded house in a beautiful green setting
14 May 2022 News
Under the Willow Tree by Objekt Architechten provides residents an ecologically-minded house in a beautiful green setting

In the middle of the countryside at the highest point of the village of Ninove, Belgium, an existing... More

Park Associati’s Luxottica Digital Factory project reinterprets and revitalizes an existing industrial building in Milan
14 May 2022 News
Park Associati’s Luxottica Digital Factory project reinterprets and revitalizes an existing industrial building in Milan

In Milan, Park Associati’s Luxottica Digital Factory project reinterprets an existing industri... More

Luconi architetti mix modern elements with traditional Alpine architecture
14 May 2022 News
Luconi architetti mix modern elements with traditional Alpine architecture

Located in the Alpine region of Madesimo, Italy, Baita MV by Luconi architetti comprises an extensio... More

OMA inverts theater typology by plugging three cantilevered theaters into a central cube
13 May 2022 News
OMA inverts theater typology by plugging three cantilevered theaters into a central cube

Rem Koolhaas and David Gianotten see the Taipei Performing Arts Center as close as they have ever be... More

Top 10 Trending Armchairs
13 May 2022 News
Top 10 Trending Armchairs

Architects and designers use armchairs to complete spaces visually and functionally. Popular armchai... More

Material and structural capacity of concrete defines the design of Casa de Alisa
12 May 2022 News
Material and structural capacity of concrete defines the design of Casa de Alisa

In Nonthaburi, Thailand, Casa de Alisa by Stu/D/O Architects is defined by the material and structur... More