Coffee culture is thriving in New York City.  Our client and Melbourne native Alex Hall (not surprisingly, Hall is an architect's son) asked us to make a bold statement for Brunswick Cafe in Bed Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.  To accomplish this task, we drew from the contemporary beach aesthetic that is sweeping Australia. 

Aside from the scent of good coffee wafting throughout the space, the first thing you’ll notice about this Australian café is the angles. The capacious space, all exposed brick and natural light, rivals a design store with its bold triangular pegboards, shelves of spiky potted succulents and eye-catching lamps shaped like origami paper mouths.
— Time Out

Since opening this summer, Brunswick Cafe has already turned a profit and has become a valuable amenity for 144 Decatur Street, a 20-unit rental building we renovated earlier this year.