It is not about overthrowing and rebuilding, nor repairing the old as it is, but a metabolism, following the historical development of Dadaocheng, unleashing current development concepts and functions into the area, reorganizing and redeveloping the layout and relationship between old and new. The architect Neo conveys his lifestyle aesthetics and ideas through the design of space, bringing joy to the guests through the five senses, to appreciate the essence of life.
邂逅大稻埕的百年浪漫<p value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">傾注著謙虛與真切的情感，AKA建築主體原本是日治時代的郭家大宅院(長期以倉庫使用)，改造最大的挑戰在於如何把新元素與舊靈魂融為一體。以本身的紅磚建築連結到日本的「赤色」，AKA日語寓意神之水，其有尊貴之意，從「心」找到自己的方向，咖啡是一個載體，AKA的形式不斷變化，隨之驅動的是店內的功能性與概念性。建築師Neo本著人文、藝術、創意與生活的初衷，店裡的設計陳設開始走向咖啡廳、密室酒吧、音樂饗宴、在地人文概念於一體的生活公共空間靠攏，創造了現如今AKA以文化創新為核心的複合式心靈靜所。傾注著謙虛與真切的情感，AKA建築主體原本是日治時代的郭家大宅院(長期以倉庫使用)，改造最大的挑戰在於如何把新元素與舊靈魂融為一體。以本身的紅磚建築連結到日本的「赤色」，AKA日語寓意神之水，其有尊貴之意，從「心」找到自己的方向，咖啡是一個載體，AKA的形式不斷變化，隨之驅動的是店內的功能性與概念性。建築師Neo本著人文、藝術、創意與生活的初衷，店裡的設計陳設開始走向咖啡廳、密室酒吧、音樂饗宴、在地人文概念於一體的生活公共空間靠攏，創造了現如今AKA以文化創新為核心的複合式心靈靜所。
從私人會所，到開放後的 AKA café 為客人提供了聚會、休閒與交流的時尚場所。它不只是咖啡門店，更是一種生活品味，滿足客人的需求，不斷精進服務，演繹專屬美學，近期 AKA 正著手推出咖啡、調酒、花藝、攝影多元化的體驗式課程教學，完美呈現出了複合式空間設計的創意與價值，更詮釋了生活最本真的意義。在這個以群體社交為背景的極速時代，增加互動與體驗是最大的創新點，這些新穎點在這間複合式場域中，體現的更加直觀。
Encountering the century-old romance of Dadaocheng
Infused with humility and sincere emotion, the main body of AKA’s building was originally the Kuo Family Mansion (long since used as a warehouse) in the era of Japanese sovereignty in Taiwan. The biggest challenge in the renovation is how to integrate the new elements with the old soul. With its own red brick building connected to the “red color” of Japan, in Japanese AKA means the water of the gods, or nobility, finding its own direction from the “heart”, with coffee as a carrier, and the form of Aka is constantly changing and moving according to the functionality and concept of the facility. The architect Neo is inspired by the humanities, art, creativity and life, so design and furnishings of the store move towards living public spaces of cafes, secret rooms, bars, music feasts, and local cultural concepts, creating the current AKA culture complex as a spiritual retreat centered on innovation.
Taste the ultimate experience
After encountering the Japanese coffee master Yoshi and latte champion bartender Rock, the architect Neo felt that the diversified QUANDO space could foster artists to freely create, share and communicate, inspire more inspiration, and give birth to more beautiful ideas and creations for infinite design. The word QUANDO comes from Italian, meaning”when”in English. The Chinese means “One Encounter, One Chance”. The transliteration of QUANDO also conveys a broad hearted view of one’s attitude and lifestyle. In addition to the ambiance, the taste buds are also very particular about meticulously enjoying single-origin coffee. Among these, the handmade coffee “Dadaocheng” is perhaps the most charming. It is perfect with treats like mung bean cakes from the old Longyuetang in Dadaocheng, which interprets the local flavor with luxury.
Leading the trendy taste of living ambiance
From a private club, to launching the AKA café it provides guests with a fashionable place for gathering, leisure and engagement. It is not just a coffee shop, but also offers a taste of life, satisfying the needs of customers, continuously improving service, and interpreting exclusive aesthetics. Recently, AKA is launching a diversified experiential course teaching coffee, bartending, floral art, and photography, which perfectly demonstrates the creativity and value of a composite space design to interpret the most authentic meaning of life.
Against the background of this extremely fast era of group socialization, increasing interaction and experience represent the greatest innovations, and these novel experiences are even more intuitive in this integrated ambiance.
INFO | AKA café(02)2550-1280 /地址:台北市大同區民樂街66號後棟(需提前預約,不開放參觀)