architectural & urban design studio





a pastry shop turned to be an iconic yerevan cafe and serves as a must visit spot for locals and tourists. the architecture is inspired by both “the aoast” hospitality brand’s mediterranean aesthetics and neighbouring aascade monument, a large museum/public space completely made out of travertine marble with large arches.

it has two main spaces, the further one is more calm and is lit through wooden translucent ceiling, while the first one is filled with natural light which is constantly playing with shapes of arches.

every surface of the space is covered in microcement plaster, creating continuous look and feel, and allowing the daylight to calmly surf over different shapes and gradually change the interior.

the bar counter is made out of solid travertine marble, resembling the prefabricated concrete railings of the location building courtyard facade. the travertine is also used as a base of benches, sinks in lavatories and decorative vases.

the height of the space and its monumentality is contrasted with central bee-shaped chandelier, which is detailed with wood veneers and rattan pieces.