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UPSTANDING COFFEE

T-FP

ARCHITECTS
T-FP

PHOTOGRAPHS
Kiwoong Hong

CATAGORY
Coffee Shop

MANUFACTURERS
Autodesk, Sketchup

DIRECTOR AND DESIGN
Jaeyoung Choi

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
Yoonseo Heo

CONSTRUCTION
Jaehyun Park

LOCATION
Yongsan-gu, South Korea

AREA
78 m²

YEAR
2021

Upstanding Coffee
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Upstanding Coffee
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‘Shinheung-market’ is a place that was a symbol of reckless development in the past in ‘Haebangchon’, an old shabby neighbourhood in Seoul.

Upstanding Coffee
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Upstanding Coffee
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We thought about how to build a space for a young coffee brand here and decided to apply new finishes while maintaining the original appearance rather than inserting a new structure and form into the space.

Upstanding Coffee
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Upstanding Coffee
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The project started with the goal of telling a new story while respecting local and environmental contexts.

Upstanding Coffee
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Upstanding Coffee
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The space was very tight, and there were several structural and functional deficiencies as a commercial place.

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Upstanding Coffee
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First of all, we cleared safety issues for people can use it conveniently with no worries.

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Upstanding Coffee
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Upstanding Coffee
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Upstanding Coffee
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At the same time, we tried not to erase or hide the traces of time and local context that can be symbols here.

The main finishes were handcrafted vibration finished stainless steel and lauan plywood.

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Upstanding Coffee
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Upstanding Coffee
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Upstanding Coffee
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These materials show the young and new brand image and go well with the old environment.

The doors and windows were made of stainless steel by reinterpreting the shape and movement of the existing doors and windows in the same spot.

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Upstanding Coffee
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Upstanding Coffee
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Upstanding Coffee
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In the place where the steep stairs had been demolished, a new spiral staircase was installed.

To relieve a narrow and stuffy impression and to make the entire space into one, we drilled the slabs and connected each floor.

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Upstanding Coffee
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The spiral staircase that goes through all floors would be not just a moving path, but also a symbol of the space and brand.


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Plan - First Floor
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Plan - Second Floor
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Plan - Third Floor
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