delicatessen and cafe,
a prototype for a new specialist food chain in London's Marylebone
This small prototype for a new specialist food chain in London's Marylebone has an informal almost domestic scale which reflects the food freshly prepared on site.
The layout is compact but open, allowing the three key activities - cafe, store, kitchen - to overlap efficiently.
Various studies of circulation, preparation, seating and daylighting were distilled into one primary form, a wrap-around storage screen, to simplify the construction time and cost.
The open layout creates a strong connection with the street.
Natural daylight is maximised to convey a bright and informal simplicity.
BEFORESecondary walls and ceilings are stripped out, maximising proportions and simplifying the services.