Blue Bottle Off-Grid Prototype

A fully self-sufficient coffee kiosk exposes the complexity of systems that goes into making an aromatic brew.  Blue Bottle Coffee, the local artisan coffee company, proposed this mobile kiosk for the Civic Center Plaza.  Clad in perforated aluminum and glass to exude a sense of permanence, the façade helps to filter sunlight during the day while also providing a layer of protection and security during off hours.  The compactness of the form also enables the kiosk to be stored off-site. PV panels on the roof are visible from street level and are oriented south to maximize solar gain.