Cafe Bar and Gallery

Shanghai, China
Amateur Architecture Studio

The project is simple in design. A wall separates the café-bar and the gallery. One is pure black, the other white. One is complex, the other simple. One shows the surface of the material, the other is simply covered with plaster. The important things are neither the vision nor the details and marks of construction, but the activities in the place. It is focused on the event-taking place at any moment. The appropriate tools to memorize this place are not pictures and characters, but documentaries.

Architect: WANG Shu

Company of Design: “Amateur” Architecture Studio

Design Period: 6/1999 – 11/1999

Construction Period: 11/1999 – 4/2000

Location: Nanjing Road, Shanghai

Total Floor Area: About 400 sqm

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