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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis Architects - Ini Ani Coffee Shop

This is by no means a new project, but it's one of our favorites by New York architecture firm Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis. We especially appreciate the Ini Ani Coffee Shop for LTL's innovative use of construction materials. The walls are made of strips of cardboard within a structural frame. Because it's a coffee shop, they collected hundreds of coffee cup tops and used them as a mold to cast a plaster wall. LTL built everything you see: chairs, lights, tables, door handles...

Disclosure: Both Sean and I were taught by David Lewis of Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis at Cornell University's School of Architecture.

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