Pop-up café is a project that was built as a temporary structure for an architecture festival in Mexico City. The commission was made by one of the sponsors of the festival, which specializes in the sale of adhesives for construction.
The project was initially intended as a stand that could exhibit the different products of the brand, however once we started conversations with the client we were able to suggest that instead of the product being exhibited, the stand could actually be built with the brand’s product, and that this would be used throughout the project.
Finally, the stand would function as a temporary café/bar, a meeting point where festival attendees could have informal talks between the different lectures.
We proposed a platform “island” that separates 30 cm from the walls/columns on its four sides. The platform rises 20 cm from the floor and along it a series of volumes with different functions such as bench, bar, table or lamp are extruded.
The project is built on the basis of a structure with a second-hand wooden frame that is hidden behind a 5x5 cm white mosaic grid and a red joint, the sponsor brand’s flagship color.