Project Name: September Coffee 2
Products: Jati Mosaic, Zero Furniture
Firm Location: HCMC
Completion year: 2021
Gross Built up Area: 260 sqm
Project Location: HCMC
Design Team: Lại Chính Trực, Nguyễn Vịnh Nhi, Trần Thị Kim Duyên, Phạm Hoàng Duy Nhân
Clients: September Saigon
Photo Credits: Phú ĐàoMore Specs
Excerpt: September Coffee 2 is a café space designed by the architectural firm Red5Studio. The firm brings the story of “The Wind and the Nest” to continue the story “Autumn and Fall Leaves” from the previous store. With the advantage of width and height, the facade repeats the bird’s nest’s image with a different perspective and uses many surrounding steel systems.
(“Text as submitted by the Architects”)
September is the cafe brand that Red5 has accompanied from the first coffee shop. At the next coffee shop, we bring the story of “The Wind and the Nest” to continue the story “Autumn and Fall Leaves” from the previous store.
With the current status of two adjacent houses, off-floor dams connected, we want to create a nest with many nooks and crannies throughout the two houses. With the advantage of width and height, the facade repeats the bird’s nest’s image with a different perspective and uses many surrounding steel systems. The circles hanging on the facade will move as the wind blows like a symbolic image of birds on a branch.
To create September’s familiar and characteristic feeling, we use gentle neutral tones such as white, beige, rose-orange, and natural wood colours. Besides, the circular image and the curve reminded through the glass holes of the entrance, stairs, on the wall or even just the tiny details on the furniture.
The wind’s image is led by curves in space, through the ceiling, walls, and floor, creating a light feeling like a breeze spreading into each corner.
Regarding the layout of the space, the ground floor, with the spirit of bringing the garden into the house, creates an “indoor but outdoor” feeling suitable for guests to sit fast or sit around the bar looking at mixing. The 2nd and 3rd-floor areas are for those who sit longer or go in groups. If the rooftop is an aerial garden, the lamp section is like a branch supporting the nest, and this is also the highlight of the space for those who love to check-in and is the smoking area.
The entire furniture and space were inspired by bird’s nests, curves, branches, birds on branches or simply a tiny dot circle, creating a bird’s nest in the heart of the city.