This Cafe Was Designed To Be Fun And Playful For Adults And Children

Cafe/Restaurant By Íris Cantante

Architect Íris Cantante has designed a cafe/restaurant in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that features a variety of different areas for both adults and children to enjoy.

Cafe/Restaurant By Íris Cantante

The designer’s description

This is a café, restaurant, playroom (with people who take care of the kids) and party salon in Buenos Aires. A place were both kids and grownups could enjoy, have fun and relax at the same time, were all feel comfortable and integrated.

Cafe/Restaurant By Íris Cantante

The challenge was to make all these ideas live together in the same place, and merging them with harmony. The building has 2 different floors. In the ground floor is the Café Restaurant and play space for kids and in the first floor the party salon, for private events.

Cafe/Restaurant By Íris Cantante

In the ground floor the restaurant /café and the playroom is divided by a wood fence, so that the kids can be controlled by a kind of governess and the adults can control them by a eye glimpse.

Cafe/Restaurant By Íris Cantante

The wood houses, the 3 Fun Houses, divide and control the open space, generating different zones, with different moods.

Cafe/Restaurant By Íris Cantante

House 1- a cozy and reserved communal table for adults. House 2- a playroom for babies, were they can play safe with didactic games.

Cafe/Restaurant By Íris Cantante

House 3- a didactic table for kids were they can draw, cut and use their imagination. I felt that using swings instead of chairs will help and encourage them to fell more relaxed and free so they can get loose in their imagination.

Cafe/Restaurant By Íris Cantante

The idea was to create a global concept. A funny, beautiful and stylish place, were everybody felt comfortable! The architect drew almost every piece of furniture exclusively for the place.

Cafe/Restaurant By Íris Cantante

The use of wood (mostly local) helped to create a cozy, comfy and calm site, at the same time that helped with the sound rebound. The use of cork in the play area and in the party salon was a natural alternative to solve the sound rebound issues and loudness of the kids.

Cafe/Restaurant By Íris Cantante

For those grownups that want to get loose in the playful spirit, we create a table with swings near by the play area, all made in wood (guatambu wood).

Designer: Architect Íris Cantante
Design team: Greta Zuberbuhler, Team Encaja Muebles
Photographer: Diego Delpino

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