Mexico City’s Costra feels more like a boutique than a bakery, thanks to its minimalist design and glowing shelves that display each baked item like an artefact.
Local practice Javier Puga Estudio collaborated with Campo Studio on the Narvarte bakery’s interiors, which have a semi-industrial feel thanks to steel wall panelling. Meanwhile, orange chairs and tables and orange-hued lighting nod to fire and the Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes.
‘The experience begins with the contrasts of colour between the city and this place that seems to be born from the fire of an erupting volcano,’ architect Julia Villagómez Volkers told Wallpaper*.
Glowing orange strip lights illuminate shelving and architectural details, such as the space’s concrete columns, while rock-like scones emit a warm glow across charcoal coloured walls, like cracks of lava.
Upcycling comes into the mix, too, with traffic cones turned into flower pots and a hallway of mirrors amplifying volume outside the washrooms.
Edible offerings include large cinnamon rolls and croissants and a range of freshly baked bread and sandwiches, and quality coffee ground fresh.