off.o | mttb | matter better

Busan / South Korea / 2022

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off.o is a cafe located in Busan, South Korea. The overall floor area of 588.17 square meter spreads on two floor levels. The entrance is located in the first level, which is a complex of 3 separate buildings. Located in the center building, the entrance greets customers with a cafe and bakery reception, while two annex buildings offer different types of seating spaces. Along with the lower level which also grants customers a diverse spatial experience, the project pursues to provide customers a relaxed yet intriguing spatial experience throughout the space.


As the project is located on the shore of Gijang, Busan, all the three buildings are oriented towards the shoreline. This enriches the spatial experience with an endless picture frame of the ocean while navigating the space.


Unlike urban surroundings, the suburbanity of the project, especially being surrounded by a natural environment, leads the design team to create minimal and simple space. While the space remains calm and serene, the natural surroundings come closer to the customers.  


To the simple and linear forms of the existing space, the design team incorporates curved elements in the ceiling design to provoke a comfortable atmosphere. Rather than being complex and dynamic, the reinterpretation of geometric elements, such as point, line and plane, inspired the spatial design, creating a relaxing and minimal ambience.


The spatial structure and form are approached in a simple vocabulary. While the simple geometry of the existing space is maintained, the design team introduces a contrasting variety by furniture types. At the same time, a potential cacophony from the variety is controlled by the selective material palette. This prevents the project from appearing decorative or flamboyant. The overall use of eco-friendly wood and cream tone colors in the space generate a comfortable and relaxing spatial experience to the customers throughout the space.


Design Team: Dohan Kim, Chaeyoon Cho


Project Address: 860 Gijanghaean-ro, Gijang-eup, Gijang-gun, Busan, Republic of Korea


Area:


Annex A B1F : 161.1 m2 – 48.73 PY


Annex A 1F : 135.31 m2 – 40.93 PY


Annex B 1F : 157.11 m2 – 47.53 PY


Annex C 1F : 134.65 m2 – 40.73 PY


TOTAL : 588.17 m2 – 177.92 PY


Branding : mttb


Construction : mttb / Design bono


Floor : Tile


Wall : Special Paint, Wood Veneer,


Ceiling : Special Paint


Photograph : Yongjoon Choi

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    off.o is a cafe located in Busan, South Korea. The overall floor area of 588.17 square meter spreads on two floor levels. The entrance is located in the first level, which is a complex of 3 separate buildings. Located in the center building, the entrance greets customers with a cafe and bakery reception, while two annex buildings offer different types of seating spaces. Along with the lower level which also grants customers a diverse spatial experience, the project pursues to provide customers...

    Project details
    • Year 2022
    • Work finished in 2022
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Bars/Cafés / Interior Design
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