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The Saltwater Cafe
The Saltwater Cafe
The Saltwater Cafe
The Saltwater Cafe
The Saltwater Cafe
The Saltwater Cafe
The Saltwater Cafe
The Saltwater Cafe

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Project Work Status: Completed Projects

The Saltwater Cafe, Bombay A smart, modern cafe for Bandra, day-washed for an all day vibe For the Saltwater Cafe in Bandra, we responded strongly to site conditions, to create a modern, straight-lined, monolithic cafe for a fuss-free dining experience We experimented a whole lot with levels for the Cafe. We wanted to integrate a complex site using a smart cut-fill approach, to be able to create a seamless experience. We combined an old store area into the seating area, with an interesting exploration of levels The simple form language of the Cafe was an attempt at timelessness, specifically for Bandra. It was intended to be a Cafe for regulars, hence become ambient very quickly and form a base layer of the dining experience The straight lined cafe features built in booth seats, as well as long lined benches and tables, to encourage quick meals. Cushions are provided on request The stocked Deli counter at the Saltwater Cafe creates a separate zone on entry, facilitating quick takeaways and a buzzing entry zone The interesting feature of the levels was an eccentric interaction between functions, where a table level moved around to become seating for another part of the Restaurant The upstairs Bar area at the Cafe, works primarily as a dispense Bar, and furthers the simple monolithic language of the Restaurant The Bar seating features high chairs, forming a comfortable, yet younger format for dining,and become a more buzzing evening space, more conducive to drinking We tried to maximise the all-day vibe at the Cafe, allowing sunlight to create patterns through slatted windows, and regulate a distinct day feel, and a very different moody night feel
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