1402 Coffee Shop Aranya, Qinhuangdao Architecture Images, Hebei Building Design

1402 Coffee Shop in Aranya, Hebei Province

30 July 2021

Architects: B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

Location: Changli, Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province, Northern China

1402 Coffee Shop in Aranya

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1402 Coffee Shop in Aranya, Hebei building landscape

Photos by Zhi Xia

1402 Coffee Shop in Aranya Building

Situated on the main road to the coast near the west gate of Aranya community, the 1402 project is a coffee shop built into an existing red brick architecture with sloping roof. The architectural concept behind the renovation embraces the juxtaposition of the old and the new. The renovation includes two parts: the interior space and outdoor seating space.

1402 Coffee Shop in Aranya, Hebei building landscape

Within the interior space, we insert a new volume into the existing building. The rectangular box forms a new cafe experience that integrates the functional needs of seating, waiting area, pour over bar, display and landscape, while dividing the open space to offer guests a variety of spatial experience. The pigmented Dagu cement box extends to the street-facing facade of the red brick building, which defines a new visual focus for the originally dull facade, arousing the curiosity of guests to explore in the space.

1402 Coffee Shop in Aranya, Hebei building landscape

The new glass facade features fully-operable folding doors and windows facing both the square and the outdoor cafe area, and increases interaction between the interior and the exterior. The core zone of the box is divided into semi-private seating and spaces with different scales. The spatial strategy promises comfortable sense of scale for guests from those who want to be alone to a couple of close friends.

1402 Coffee Shop in Aranya, Hebei building landscape

Different from common cafe’s integrated form of pour over bar and espresso bar, we put an independent pour over bar in the center of the earth-like cement box. Guests can enjoy pour over coffee at the quiet pour over bar space or communicate with barista.

1402 Coffee Shop in Aranya, Hebei building landscape

The cross-shaped outdoor platform helps maintain a visual continuity between indoor and outdoor, meanwhile dividing the outdoor seating into four areas. The fixed furniture of the exterior is made of the same pigmented Dagu cement with the interior cafe box, which strengthens the integrity and continuity of the interior and exterior.

1402 Coffee Shop in Aranya, Hebei building landscape

B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio strategically arrange outdoor partition walls with different heights, seating, tables and bar tables to create a sense of spatial enclosure and dynamic layering of space. In addition, the light grey exposed aggregate concrete for the exterior floors presents a soft and natural atmosphere of outdoor courtyard.

1402 Coffee Shop in Aranya, Hebei building landscape

1402 Coffee Shop Aranya, Hebei, China – Building Information

Project Name: 1402 Coffee Shop in Aranya
Project Location: Changli, Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province, China
Architect: Shuhei Aoyama, Yoko fujii, Jiaxi Li
Client: 1402 Coffee
Construction Contractor: Beijing Dagu

Qinhuangdao architecture Hebei building design

Size: Single Floor
Site Area: 344 ㎡
Building Area: 94 ㎡ (Outdoor Area 250 ㎡)
Design Period: 10.2020 – 12.2020
Construction Period: 01.2021 – 04.2021
Materials: Dagu Cement, exposed aggregate concrete, stainless steel, solid oak

Photography Credit: Zhi Xia

Changli architecture design - public realm

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Changli Qinhuangdao public realm design


Changli Qinhuangdao building design


Changli Qinhuangdao landscape and building design


Qinhuangdao landscape and building design

项目所在地:秦皇岛市昌黎县 阿那亚
建筑师:青山周平,藤井洋子,李嘉习 / B.L.U.E.建筑设计事务所
外摆区面积 :250㎡
设计周期:10.2020 – 12.2020
施工周期:01.2021 – 04.2021

Qinhuangdao public realm design

1402 Coffee Shop in Aranya, Hebei Building, China images / information received 300721 from B.L.U.E. Architecture Studio

Location: Changli, Qinhuangdao, Hebei province, People’s Republic of China

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