Coordination Asia have recently completed their latest collaboration with Gaga restaurants and cafés, that’s housed inside a historic villa in the heart of Shanghai, China.

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Built in the late 19th century, the villa was once a Christian girls’ school, however it is now a bright and welcoming cafe and restaurant, spread out over two floors.

Studio: Coordination Asia
Location: China

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The cafe area is located on the main floor, with a service counter on one side of the open plan room, and a seating area on the opposite side.

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Dark blue walls match the dark blue banquette seating that wraps around the seating area, creating a striking contrast to the white walls and ceiling.

Also on the first floor is a bar area with black accent walls that match the black chairs, and dramatic lamella lighting on the ceiling.

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Highlighted by the use white walls and tile work are the rest rooms.

Here’s a look at the stairs that lead up to the second floor of the space that’s home to the restaurant.

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Upstairs, the building’s original pitched ceiling has been highlighted and preserved, and brought up to date by way of a striking brass installation that hangs above the space and a calming mountain mural in blues and greys.

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Other seating in the restaurant includes booths with round backlit mirrors on the wall.

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