Adda in local Indian language is referred to a meeting place or a hangout joint. A place where friends and like minded people meet, chill out, discuss and evolve. A place where conversations flow, debates are encouraged, and food and drink is always a part of the rigmarole. Creating such an interactive space where start-ups meet angel investors, entrepreneurs meet photographers, writers meet web developers and creative minds meet to bounce ideas off like minded peers was the main focus while designers went back to their drawing boards. Taking advantage of natural North light, informal seating areas and creating nostalgic feeling through retro elements were the key design decisions.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Adda is a collaborative cafe, workspace and bar all rolled into one. It acts as a co working space, a meeting place as well as a hang out joint. It is a combination of retro elements with a contemporary blend. Antique display with a library of old comic books and a black board gives it a nostalgic touch. Palette of Pastel colours and eclectic furniture adds freshness to the premises. Natural light penetrating through colourful windowpanes creates different mood at different times of the day.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Use of pastel colours and display of retro elements makes the décor simple yet engaging. Decorative ceramic tiles highlight different floor areas. Ceiling is kept exposed with round ac ducts. The furniture is designed to adapt to various activities and is lightweight and eclectic. Vertical planes act as displays made out of slotted angles, raw pinewood and a blackboard to scribble. Composition of antique windows on the exterior wall gets natural light and ventilation through stained glasses.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Adda is a multifunctional cafe and a bar. It acts as a co working space in a day. A place where startups meet investors, entrepreneurs, writers, artists meet, discuss, debate and evolve with creative solutions. It is a place where friends meet just to chill and hang out. Patrons can enjoy dice games, cards and mind games while sipping over beer or working on their laptops. Decor of this cafe adapts to all such conditions and a working space in a day becomes a celebration place in the evenings.
Adda in local Indian language is a meeting place or a hangout joint. Youngsters, specially working professionals meet regularly at a particular joint and discuss about anything and everything. It is a place that is close to heart and has a emotional connect. Remembering old school days is one of the favorite subjects amongst regulars at such joint. Creating such an emotional and connecting joint led designers refresh their memories and implement their nostalgic era into their designs.