Coffee Bar Kearny by Jones Haydu, San Francisco
Coffee Bars tiny Kearny Street shop by Jones Haydu sits right at the entrance to a large parking garage and caters to the busy people of the Financial District. Utilizing the Japanese Shou Sugi Ban technique, the exterior wood siding is scorched, a process which inherently prolongs the life of the wood. Above the opening, the scorching fades into the woods natural color. On the left, at pedestrian level, the scorched wood wraps to the interior, becoming the main intervention: a black frame surrounding the baristas.