Concrete, terrazzo and stucco define cafe interior by Michan Architecture in Mexico City
Luma Café is a small cafeteria located in Condesa neighborhood in Mexico City, at the ground floor of a corporate building with a rectangular layout of the space, with its shorter side as the entry façade and the only one with natural light. The interior was designed by studio Michan Architecture.
“The design of the project seeks to generate a subtle atmosphere full of interesting effects and textures that are archived by glitching traditional materials with different finished such as exposed concrete, terrazzo, stucco, and felt. Seeking to exalt their tectonics. It is the tension between rough and polished that produces unexpected ambience. All the walls are finished with stucco, using a traditional technique of hatching with a small modification on the lower part of the vertical lines. They start to disappear randomly, as if the lines are falling apart. On the ceiling there is a hanging element that can be seen as a mega lamp, alluring hanging rock. This brings a cozier scale to the space. The lamp is a boolean field of half spheres, deformed by cables with spotlights. The half spheres are made of felt cut in cnc to latter be stitched. The two systems (felt rocks and cables) are intertwin, generating a cohesive piece that generates a controlled disorder,” explains Isaac Michan Daniel