“While a house full of steel frame may sound dry and heavy, the impression of An’garden Café comes from impromptu hanging plant pots, conjuring up a vision of a dreamlike hanging garden,” the architects say. “This building aimed for an exclusive place that brings guests enjoyment from both coffee fragrance and picturesque surroundings. ”
Despite clear industrial influences, this original steel-framed café in Vietnam feels welcoming. Dim lighting and plenty of wood finishes help achieve a friendly atmosphere.
“The facade of this shop intermingles large pieces of glass with steel frames,” the architects add. “Simple cement walls separate the pavement from indoor space. In order to minimize heavy feelings of cement, plants are considered an optimal solution that synchronizes with the indoor environment.”
Because the tables are organized in a variety of configurations, the space invites both large gatherings and intimate talks. A small pond with aquatic plants under the staircase adds to the charm. Photography by