Little Bang Espresso

(RMIT Melbourne)

Evolving from a much-loved mobile coffee outlet within RMIT University, the design captures the temporary origins of Little Bang Espresso but also maximises exposure within a tight footprint. The solution unfolds/unpacks the space; the door that becomes a menu wall, a pivoting coffee bench and counter units that couple together.

The design creates a daily performance of opening and closing, allowing the single operator to complete this function, and creates maximum presence by pushing into the common areas beyond. Only through innovative thinking, closely working with the client to problem solve various solutions, and a builder who was willing to work through meticulous detail to allow the space to function was the success of the project possible.