Wise Architecture, cafe renovation, Cafe of Wind, contemporary old, old is gold, bamboo frame, 300-year-old home, South Korea

The cafe’s house was part of a dozen of abandoned homes left behind after families fled the small town of Kasang-ri Kyung-book to go to the city. The cafe’s shape developed after the architects removed and added new walls including the bamboo frame and a platform that works as a terrace. Its A-frame bamboo screen not only wraps the 300-year-old home in a contemporary way but also allows the wind to blow through it porous skin.

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Boasting a magnificent contrast between old and new, the timber-framed house’s interiors might look unfinished at first glance, but it’s fully complete. With a big glazed opening into the sitting patio area, its rough and ready interiors display a row of pristine white cups and a stainless steel counter. With the Cafe of Wind, the clever architects have turned ‘old into gold’.

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