A Landscape Of Moss Covered Rocks Surrounds This Coffee Shop Inside A Bookstore

Nota Architects have recently completed Seesaw Coffee, a new coffee shop in Beijing, China, that's located within a bookstore. #CoffeeShop #Cafe #Beijing

 

Nota Architects have recently completed Seesaw Coffee, a new coffee shop in Beijing, China, that’s located within a bookstore.

 

A stepping stone path leads through a mist-covered landscape with mossy rocks and sand, to a wooden ‘ship deck’. The mist-covered landscape represents the water surface that surrounds a ship.

This modern coffee shop has a stepping stone path that leads through a mist-covered landscape with mossy rocks and sand, to a wooden 'ship deck'. The mist-covered landscape represents the water surface that surrounds a ship. #CoffeeShop #Cafe #InteriorDesign #Landscaping


The deck provides a place for seating and for service. A small and open hut with a black roof and mirrored sides, provides a place for staff to prepare food and drinks.


A small and open hut with a black roof and mirrored sides, provides a place for staff to prepare food and drinks in this open-plan coffee shop. #CoffeeShop #Cafe #InteriorDesign #Architecture


Blocks of wood and planters customized at high and low levels form an outdoor garden where customers can sit by themselves or with friends.


Blocks of wood and planters customized at high and low levels form an outdoor garden where customers can sit by themselves or with friends in this modern coffee shop. #CoffeeShop #Cafe #CafeSeating #TieredSeating


A sales display has been placed alongside the large expanse of windows, while customized lamps have been scattered throughout the cafe, highlighting different elements.


In this modern coffee shop, a sales display has been placed alongside the large expanse of windows, while customized lamps have been scattered throughout space, highlighting different elements. #CoffeeShop #SalesDisplay


Here’s a look at the layout of the coffee shop that shows the path leading from the bookstore to the ‘deck’.


FLOOR PLAN - Nota Architects have recently completed Seesaw Coffee, a new coffee shop in Beijing, China, that's located within a bookstore. #CoffeeShop #Cafe

Photography by Shan Liang and Shiyun Qian | Architecture Firm: Nota Architects | Lead Architects: Shiyun Qian | Project Architect: Xiang Gao | Design Team:Shiyun Qian, Xiang Gao, Yikai Wang, Hongyi Cao | Surrounding bookstore level interior design: Coba Design Qide Song | Surrounding bookstore level landscape design: CN Flower Zongyong Ling | Construction: Chengyi Construction, Wang Liangxing team

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