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Location: Taipei
Design / Construction: 2014-2015
Constrution Area: 130 sqm
Design Team: Li Han / Hu Yan / Zhang Xintong

Offering homemade patisseries and in-house roasted coffee, TRIVOC is located on the ground floor of an office building in the Taipei district of Neihu. From the entrance to the back door, the 130-square-metre interior was planned into a spatial sequence consisting of 3 sections: the main hall, back seating area, and kitchen. A 4-meter-long bar counter divides the main hall in two, the service and the seating. Inspired by TRIVOC’s philosophy of simplicity and commitment to bringing its customers authentic taste of coffee and patisseries by keeping original characteristics of high-quality raw materials, the architects wanted to develop a modest interior with natural materials rich in textures and colors as to evoke the same pleasant experiences in basic human senses that a guest would enjoy when he or she tastes TRIVOC products. Pebble and wood are selected as the key materials for the design - exposed aggregate concrete for the walls and terrazzo for the floor and counter tops and Chinese fir and oak for the back seating area, furniture, and lightings. Rich in textural details and steady in tonality, TRIVOC Patisseries & Café has been turned into a space as if a scene from Vermeer’s paintings, with the hope of bringing the guests a moment of tranquility and quality.