Victoria & Albert Museum
AL-A Amanda Levete
The cafe of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is located in a small new pavilion inside the courtyard of the museum. Designed as a large inclined metal surface separated from the ground by continuous glazing, the iconic structure presents itself as a unified space concluded by a back wall in a coral color. Along this front without openings extends the long accessorized cabinet custom-made. Conceived as a monolith of sandblasted steel that establishes a vibrant relationship with the external image of the pavilion, the long, regular parallelepiped is raised off the ground thanks to a recessed shutter. The counter features a horizontal cut that corresponds to the internal worksurface. On the same level, to the left, the steel surface is interrupted, transforming into a glass display case that follows the borders and lines of the geometric design in a perfect transparent interlock.
Sandblasted stainless steel, Glass case
The long, regular parallelepiped is conceived as a monolith of sandblasted steel that establishes a vibrant relationship with the external image of the pavilion