“From the start, we had a imaginative and prescient of a spatial cascade of rooms separated by colour-contrasted openings on the partitions,” the studio advised Dezeen.
“It was very appropriate with the structure of the prevailing constructing, because the ground goes down from the doorway to the again of the store.”
Upon coming into the pastry store, which is positioned in Madrid’s Chamberi neighbourhood, clients are welcomed into an all-white room.
The area is dominated by an angular chrome steel unit, incorporating a excessive counter the place clients can stand and eat, a handwashing station and a glass show case that reveals off Cara Mela’s candy treats.
This entrance room narrows barely earlier than opening as much as reveal a seating space in the back of the store. Casa Antillón nicknamed the 2 areas after the completely different phases of a heartbeat – systole and diastole.
“Systole and diastole are the guts’s actions of contraction and growth,” defined the studio. “For us, it refers to this spatial sport the place one area contracts and drags the customer in, whereas the opposite expands letting the identical customer loosen up within the lounge.”
The rear room was completed totally in a wealthy sea-green hue save for the steps main down into the area, that are clad in white tiles to create the impression of the entrance room “spilling” into the again of the store.
Dotted all through the area are a couple of wriggly-edged tables balanced on slim steel legs, that are additionally sea inexperienced.
Proper in the back of the room is a small window that appears by way of to the kitchen. Its ledge and interior body are coated in a shiny, bright-red paint paying homage to caramelised apples – probably the most fashionable choices on Cara Mela’s menu.
The identical shade of purple was additionally utilized to the store’s entrance door.
Based in 2019, Casa Antillón is led by architects Marta Ochoa, Ismael López, Emmanuel Álvarez and Yosi Negrín.
Cara Mela is not the primary challenge the studio has accomplished in its hometown of Madrid. Elsewhere within the Spanish capital, the studio has designed Temper, a stylish hair salon with a galvanised metal facade.
The pictures is by Imagen Subliminal.