Seoul – Passersby that happen to find themselves in a quiet alley off of Seoul’s busy Hongdae shopping street may be surprised to find the architectural stimuli that awaits them. A new hospitality addition – Slit Café – leaves a big impact despite its small size. Its arresting façade, a compilation of steel plates installed diagonally to create triangular openings, promises a spatial experience. And it delivers: the exterior is complemented by an equally sleek interior.
Artefact formed these three-dimensional interventions to help people experience the scale of the building. To enter the 73-m2 café, customers ascend a short staircase, entering through a gap in façade. The space lives up to its name from every vantage point.