ON THE BOARDS
CLIENT: BURLAP AND BEAN COFFEE
LOCATION: MEDIA, PA
ANTICIPATED COMPLETION: FALL 2016
The existing building has spent decades servicing the automotive industry, first as a gas station, then as a mechanic's garage. The Roast House features all aspects of the art and science of coffee from the origin of the green beans, to the small-batch roasting operation, to an artisanal espresso bar. The design captures the history and architectural features of the building, maintaining the existing garage doors and highlighting the exposed structure, while introducing warm materials like reclaimed wood to balance the industrial concrete floors and block walls.