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Pacific Environments is committed to architectural design excellence in creating inspiring, ‘fit for purpose’ built environment solutions for our clients. Sustainability, lifestyle and the creation of enduring investment value is core to our design philosophy.



The brief was to convert an existing rundown takeaway into a trendy Japanese Café in Kingsland – a relaxed contemporary environment, on a restrictive budget and tight programme. The existing building is very narrow with a small street frontage, small garden to the rear and upstairs flat. The outcome is a design that creates an open planned, light and airy feel, opening up the tightness of the small space. The café runs the length of the narrow building with a semi-open kitchen encouraging diner interaction. The use of light colours enhances the openness and creates a fresh feel in a style reflective of the wholesome menu. Material palette and lighting is very simple and zen-like, including silver baby corrugated iron on the lower area of the servery, contrasted with a dark stained timber slab bench, light coloured walls and simple elegant decoration.