Cafe in Makassar / MKO Culture / INS Studio

Architect: INS Studio

Lead Architects: Wisnu Wardhana

Photography by Akasa Rana

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The Idea for MKO Culture came up along with the client’s desire to have a Cafe in Makassar with a size of 20 square meters located in the front yard of his house. 

One particular request from clients of MKO Culture was the use of affordable yet durable primary materials. 

The architect INS Studio then chose two main materials for this coffee shop design, namely polycarbonate and plywood. 

Plywood and polycarbonate materials are selected with consideration of durability, availability in the market, and affordable prices. As we know, plywood is one of the most eco-friendly materials, and polycarbonate is known as a good sustainable material. 

The basic form of the design is simplified with a curved shape resembling a greenhouse. In addition to the aesthetic aspect, the curved shape of the greenhouse can also answer the challenges of the climate during the rainy season. The flexibility and strength of the polycarbonate material allows it to form curves in the model. The main structure as the building frame uses HSS (Hollow Structural Section) which is curved and painted white. 

The polycarbonate has a thickness of 6mm with the outer side having the latest technology to minimize heat from the outside. The outer and inner layers of polycarbonate are also painted with a white layer of anti-heat paint to reduce the excessive heat of the sun during the day. In the outdoor section, there are also several chairs and tables for customers who prefer the outdoor area. 

At certain moments, during the rainy season, the water droplets can form an interesting pattern from the outer texture of polycarbonate that can be an enjoyable yet calming sight from inside the room.

Project Location: Cafe in Makassar / MKO Culture / INS Studio

RFXG+MWG, Jl. DR. Leimena, Tello Baru, Kec. Panakkukang, Kota Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia

Other Projects by INS Studio

Maros Cafe / Hifi Coffee Eatery / INS Studio

Urban Cafe / Backhaus / INS Studio

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