Zona 14 Canopy Café

Zona 14 Canopy Café - Outdoor Café - Completed 2013 - Zone 14, Guatemala City

This outdoor café is composed of light steel structure that supports nearly one thousand pounds of naturally produced and dyed yarn. Surrounded by greenery, the design recalls the vernacular of a typical garden pergola reimagined in a way that celebrates local expertise and tradition. The design extracts an essence that is emblematic of the textile craft tradition of the region. The use of yarn skeins is a reference to dyeing process characteristic of pre-columbian textile craft production. The unconventional use of a local material, highlighted by the contrasting minimal furnishings, combine with the texture, plantings and natural light of the surrounds to create a palpable feeling of nature and connection to the history of the place.