The Sunset Coffee Shop is an interior design for HoustonFirst in the historical Sunset Coffee Building at Allen’s Landing. The project was intended as a key component of the City of Houston’s efforts to reconnect the city with the Bayou; a contemporary and flexible space designed to bring back some of the building’s rich history.
The design utilized some of the original materials found on site, reclaimed materials, and dedicated an area for display of historical Allen’s landing artifacts. The finish selection reinforced the building’s industrial history by maintaining the original concrete structure, and introducing reclaimed wood, raw steel and reusing rope from Jones Hall as privacy screens.
The project was designed to be located on the street level, offering magnificent views of downtown and an outdoor terrace overlooking the bayou and the public plaza.
BRAVE/architecture provided architectural services for the completion of Interior Design, Furniture Selection, Branding and Signage in collaboration with Core Design Studio, Construction Documents, and bidding. Due to ownership transfer of the building, the project did not advance to Construction Phase.