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24 Jan 2020


Bone's sparse coffee shop is inspired by equine architecture
BY Stu Robarts

Bone's sparse coffee shop is inspired by equine architecture

Interior architecture specialists Bone have reinterpreted the countryside architecture created for horses to create a coffee shop that is sparse, utilitarian and natural.

Located in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, Hoof is run by three friends who share interests in show-jumping and speciality coffee.

In developing a concept that would honour those interests, Bone went about reimagining the function and design of a horse stall.

The minimalist design and proportions of a stall, which serve to provide the horse with no more or less than is required, have been drawn through into the space.

Clay walls are left plain, lime-finished banquettes run along the base of the walls to provide seating and stainless steel bars and sinks emulate water troughs.

In a nod to the process and ritual of tending to horses, the coffee-making process is deconstructed, with each stainless steel element serving one aspect of it.

Natalie Mahakian, co-founder of Bone, explained: "Hoof embodies a brutalist reinterpretation of countryside equine architecture where the physical discrepancies between noble, interior, and exterior materials, as well as utilitarian and natural finishes, play an integral role in defining a sensorial architecture."


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