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Archinect celebrates coffee and architecture by showcasing the unique designs of cafés across the world, including Walker Warner’s own Coffeebar, located in Menlo Park.


“The advent of remote work has meant an increased role for coffee shops and their owners as the damage done by pandemic restrictions recedes, and digital commuters turn to their grind houses for a sense of structure, social opportunity, and even belonging.

In terms of their intellectual history, spaces such as the Odeon in Zurich, New South Wales’ Lincoln Coffee Lounge, and New York’s Hungarian Pastry Shop have been the forums from which movements like Dadaism and the Sydney Push, as well as books like The Buddha in the Attic and Between the World and Me, can be traced. As they relate to architecture, coffee shops can serve up equally eye-opening parallels.


Here are some of our favorite examples of coffee houses, cafés, and other highly-caffeinated spaces that provoke that sense of good design, with a brief comment as to what makes them so addicting.”

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