© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis
© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis

U COPPU

Studio DiDeA + Dario De Benedictis

Architects
Studio DiDeA , Dario De Benedictis

Location
Favignana TP, Italy

Category
Coffee Shop

Area
78.0 sqm

Project Year
2015

Architects in Charge
Nicola Giuseppe Andò, Emanuela Di Gaetano, Giuseppe De Lisi, Alfonso Riccio

Photographs
Studio Dide
a and Dario De Benedictis

Collaborator
Dario De Benedictis

Contractor
Giuseppe Morghese

‘U’ Coppu’ is a deli shop for fried food, designed with the aim to bring indoors Sicilian street food.

© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis
© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis
© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis

The project maintains unaltered the original vaulted spaces, where the new functions are hosted: seating area, the kitchen and the laboratory.

© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis

The counter evokes a typical street food’s counter. It is made by simple material such as larch, glass and a iron framework, from which light bulbs hang, illuminating the whole space.

© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis
© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis
© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis
© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis
© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis
© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis
© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis

The seating area is separated from the kitchen by a glazed wall that allows customers to see food preparation, that is served in coppu, the typical street food paper cone.

The floor is made by natural larch strip planking, which continues up the walls and ends in shelves. A resin band on the floor emphasizes the entry inviting to step into place, and the iron framework acts as graphic character of the whole project.

© Studio Didea and Dario De Benedictis


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