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The Invisible Café

bandesign builds a mirrored café in Gifu City, Japan to blend in seamlessly with the landscape.

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BY janice

February 17th, 2015


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The area in which this café is situated comes alive with beautiful blooms during the cherry blossom season and draws many visitors from near and far.

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Taking advantage of its location, bandesign have built two mirrored façades at an angle to amplify the natural landscape and surrounding neighbourhood, and help draw intrigued passers-by further into the café compound.

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White gravel out front serves as a further light-reflecting tool while also emphasising the camellia trees.

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The entrance is painted fire engine red, in deliberate contrast to the building’s while steel exterior while inside, a red and green colour palette and roof struts made to look like a tree motif come together to reflect the forest theme.

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