Taking a physical footprint down to a veritable toe-print, a micro café in Shenzhen, China manages to occupy a mere 9 square meters.
The aptly named Joys reclaims a sense of community and creates a public node in a neighbourhood that is under threat from high-rise and car park developments.
Developed by the Onexn architects, their goal was to create a new public space that caters to the community.
“The starting point of our design is to create a community, to test its realization of function, refinement of publicity, and improve the relationship between people with a space of 9 square meters. The intention to accept user feedback. In the rapid growth process of Shenzhen, there is no shortage of speed,” reads the project's description.
Image adapted from li jinhui.