Gilles Bihi-Zenou, Li Yapeng
Commission - Opened March 31, 2015
Andrei Zerebecky, Lukasz Kos
Located in the exclusive Lido neighborhood of Beijing, Cafe 27’s design is intended to express an air of ease, comfort and sustainability. The cafe is situated on a site with a two storey concrete building which was redesigned by Four O Nine to house a Whiskey Bar on the upper level. The ground level has been designated for an Italian Restaurant. The cafe itself resides in an existing greenhouse; which has been adapted to reduce the amount of solar gain through a new skin of selfshading louvers. The cafe opens onto an expansive terrace, designed to provide varying levels of privacy, through a pattern of semi-circular shrubs of varying heights.