Singapore’s Voids Cafe takes up just 28sqm, carved out of a concrete block

Singapore’s tiny Voids Cafe is carved out of a monolithic concrete block, reshaped to produce an operational space in just 28sqm.

The design, by Studio SKLim’s and featured by online architectural magazine Designboom, was inspired by the “empty space in a coffee cup or matcha bowl” with negative spaces and circular geometries “consistently carried throughout the rest of the built form, carving out seating booths, countertops, display shelves and overhanging canopies”.

“In this condensed space, it was essential that we balanced the numerous kitchen inventory with the customer zones, utilising every nook to add to that experience,” said a representative of the studio. 


The block features several working and customer zones, such as an experience corner, a takeaway counter, booths, and a counter for conducting workshops and making drinks.

Read the full story and see more images at Designboom.

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