Chakeya Ottley

Chakeya Ottley

New York, NY, US


Beans-Coffee Shop

BEANS is a corporate coffee company who aims to have holistically efficient facilities, locations that relate to their designated neighborhood and reduce their environmental impact with design. The old Domino’s Sugar Refinery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn New York, was chosen as the site location to reflect the industrial atmosphere of the neighborhood which is imperative to the success of the design.

The 3,500SF space includes all the necessary workings of a coffee shop. It has a merchandise area, a coffee preparation bar/ engine, storage, office space, various seating options and restrooms. A mezzanine level was added to provide additional seating and functions as a coffee roasting demonstration area. The exposed brick walls, corrugated metal and the concrete floor were all salvaged from the site, adding to the industrial style and adaptive re-use to enhance sustainability. 

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Status: School Project