Madarq Studio

2022

Completion Year: 2022

Gross Built Area (m2/ ft2): 150 m2 / 1615 ft2

Project location: Plaza Nuevosur, Monterrey

Madcoffee is a hybrid between a specialty coffee shop and a design studio located in Monterrey, Mexico.

Inspired by specialty coffee and the love for design, the place redefines the conventional design studio and is a physical representation or showroom where you can visualize the skills of the studio and the new design trends, promoting the creation of spaces that stimulate the senses and gradually enrich the local community.

To make it more accessible to the community, the project is based on creating a mix between a coffeeshop and a design studio. Unlike a conventional design studio, the combination of the two programs allows the making of a more open environment where the visitor can enjoy the different functions in a more casual way while having a cup coffee.

The trajectory begins from the main entrance where you are greeted by a corridor of just 2.3 meters (7.5 ft) high without views towards the place. At the end of the corridor the programs are discovered; to the left is the coffeeshop and public spaces with a height of 6 meters (19.7 ft) that gives a sense of relief and spaciousness. On the other side to the right are the stairs that leads to the private programs such as the meeting room and the design studio.

The place is designed to give focus to material samples. These are samples cut from various sizes and materials such as natural stones, metals, woods and others that are displayed as focal points within the space. Customers will be able to interact with them and visualize them in their future projects. In addition to customer interaction, the samples are a visual attraction that complement the overall space.