Posh Cafe | Jassim AlShehab

• August 25, 2010

Posh café’s design concept was focused on creating a distinctive atmosphere for a venue located at the hurt of a major mall’s atrium.

In theory; the design approach aimed at stimulating a theatrical character to the experience when visiting the café or simply walking through the atrium. The action inside the kitchen is explicitly framed by a canopy and a set of partitions that allow visual access from all directions.

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PoshCafe, image courtesy Jassim AlShehab

The canopy is lifted by two transparent walls, each wall is composed of two steel columns and two glass panels with unfinished teak wood pyramids blocks in between (Three dimensional pattern). The glass panels augment the visual accessibility from both side of the cafe [Elevation 3, 4].

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PoshCafe, image courtesy Jassim AlShehab

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PoshCafe, image courtesy Jassim AlShehab

Polished Thassos white marble is used for cladding the (100-140cm) high partitions surrounding the kitchen. Triangular pattern is utilized to enhance the texture and scale of the partitions.

Furthermore; a bright yellow color was used to direct the mall’s visitors attention to the café and further distinguish it from the surrounding venues.

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PoshCafe - Elevation 1 & 2, drawing courtesy Jassim AlShehab

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PoshCafe - Elevation 3 & 4, drawing courtesy Jassim AlShehab

+ Project credits / data

Architect: Jassim AlShehab
Project: Posh Cafe
Location: 360 Degree Mall- South Surra, Kuwait
Project Year: 2009

+ All images, drawing and description courtesy Jassim AlShehab

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Category: Interior

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