GOYANG-SI, SOUTH KOREA
Parconido, a bakery cafe located in northern Gyeonggi-do, takes inspiration from European squares to create a consistent and unified atmosphere. The architects aimed to capture the environment of their client, who has lived in Italy for a long time, while also giving the space its own identity as an homage.
The cafe features rounded walls and columns with a radius of 600mm, built with stacked clay bricks coated like skin on an iron frame to relieve the load. The furniture, manufactured in perfect circles, blends into the space in various forms and highlights the round spaces without standing out themselves.
The floor, walls, and ceiling of the room are covered in pieces of 1.5mm*1.5mm travertine limestone, cut to resemble the fountains in squares of Europe. The warm-toned space, created through the mixture of red brick, travertine, and wood, lowers one’s guard and gives a calm feeling.
The symbol of the place, a baby bird dozing off in a nest, represents the beginning of the brand and the hope that visitors will put down their worries in life and enjoy the relaxed mood.
Completed in 2022, the cafe is ready to write its own history by roasting and baking its own products. The lighting and furniture used in this space are objects firsthand designed and produced, adding to the overall unified atmosphere of the cafe. Visitors are sure to remember Parconido with beautiful and delicious memories.
Area: 630 m²
Photographs: Hong Seokgyu
Manufacturers: ehwa brick, sukchulmok(self-production), sungwonceramic