Motif Coffee Bar | $75k | Constructed 2019

This project repurposed a compact 8sqm bank ATM recess on Queen Street in Fremantle transforming it into a 'hole in the wall' coffee bar. The offering seeks to engage with its local community and activate a laregly anti-social streetscape. Oxidised steel sheet pile external cladding, typically used in the foundations of large commercial projects, was selected to texturally differentiate it from the generic materials of the surrounding street facade. A large roller door opens to reveal a warm interior employing insitu burnished concrete benchtops, plywood walls and a black expanded metal ceiling garnished with pot plants. Base build constructed by Bolt-on, internal fitout by Gemini Carpentry and hand painted signage by local artist and sign maker Sam Bloor.