cafe design

Most of the time, the lack of resources brings out the better out of people. So when the community of Noorderpark in Amsterdam thought of a new community structure, the limited funds drove them to use 100% second-hand materials.

The charred wood exterior cladding was produced using an ancient Japanese technique called shou sugi ban, which is said to be cost-effective and also low maintenace. Not only did it save them money, the resulting structure is unique and beautiful in itself.

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