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A New Kind of Greenhouse

Coperaco Coffee at URBY Harrison
Posted by Gestalten—01/2018
Coperaco Coffee by concrete at the URBY Harrison

At the entry of URBY Harrison in New Jersey, there’s a luscious espresso bar from Coperaco Coffee tucked away behind the earthy-green façade. Designed by Amsterdam-based studio concrete, the space is marked by black beams acting as a backbone for the even-keeled ceiling; glowing white marble-top counters lining the bar in the center of the space anchor it visually with a balance of heavy materials and lighter textures. An offshoot space is carved out under a wooden structure holding up a net of black fencing. A thick canopy of greenery weaves in and out of the wires, offering visitors a calming retreat into the wild well within the comfort of a café.

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Coperaco Coffee by concrete at the URBY Harrison
Coperaco Coffee by concrete at the URBY Harrison
Coperaco Coffee by concrete at the URBY Harrison
Coperaco Coffee by concrete at the URBY Harrison
Coperaco Coffee by concrete at the URBY Harrison
Coperaco Coffee by concrete at the URBY Harrison

Images © Ewout Huibers