Double Overhead Unusual Coffee Shop by SARUP

This unusual coffee shop that you see in the pictures was designed and built in 2010. It was a project developed by a design studio at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The studio is led by Professor Kyle Talbott and it’s a way of cultivating the student’s creativity and challenging them to explore the qualities of ordinary building materials at full scale.

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The team had to collaborate with structural consultant Marco Lo Ricco (SARUP Faculty) and fabrication consultant Frankie Flood, Matt Maybee (UWM PECK SCHOOL Faculty). Together they managed to create this impressive coffee shop for Roast Coffee Co.

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The new creation is called Double Overhead and it’s a term commonly used in the surfer’s lexicon of maritime terminology. It’s used to describe a wave that is two times the size of the surfer’s body. This is just a metaphor for the challenging project and all the difficulties that the team encountered.

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This intimate coffee shop is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. Its interior design is a combination of eclectic 1950s modern features with home-brewed touches. The skeleton structure of the shop is made from salvaged tube steel. It supports a cladding made of reclaimed wood. This includes oak from a 150-year-old church and pine from a 100 year old barn. So it’s not just a challenge in terms of design, but also in terms of materials and new ways of protecting the environment.{found on archdaily}