A cafè in Moradabad reminding rural Indian settlements

Designed by Portal 92, The Village Cafe offers an outdoor space punctuated by glazed, concrete and terracotta-toned volumes. The geometry and spatial layout of the project inspired by rural Indian settlements.

Located in Moradabad and designed by Portal 92 architects, The Village Cafe reflects on the meaning and the different interpretations of small Indian settlements. Covering an area of 600 square meters, the relationship between indoor and outdoor space reminds of rural Indian settlements, giving visitors the possibility to find their path among the volumes through the stairs. The architectural composition produces a sense of movement and the different levels provide outside seating areas and a shaded bar.

The walls are covered by terracotta-toned plaster, while the floor of the central court is made of broken slabs of local rough black Kadappa stone. Concrete circles punctuate the walls and offer views over the plants that surround the volumes. A glazed structure completes The Village Cafe building: white concrete and hanging lamps create a slight contrast with the exterior, but always maintaining a connection with it by using shapes and geometries.

The Village Cafe
Portal 92
Design team:
Aanchal Sawhney, Sagar Goyal, Praneet Singh, Varsha Rath, Astha Verma
Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Latest on Architecture

Latest on Domus

Read more
China Germany India Mexico, Central America and Caribbean Sri Lanka Korea icon-camera close icon-comments icon-down-sm icon-download icon-facebook icon-heart icon-heart icon-next-sm icon-next icon-pinterest icon-play icon-plus icon-prev-sm icon-prev Search icon-twitter icon-views icon-instagram