Toronto has brewed a double shot of coffee shops.
Firm: Batay-Csorba Architects
Standout: Thousands of diamond-shaped pieces of natural and stained oak with Carrara marble inserts form paneling that transitions seamlessly from floor to wall to ceiling, wrapping visitors in a soothing yet energizing enclosure.
Firm: Phaedrus Studio
Project: Thor Espresso
Standout: Faceted volumes of brushed, tinted, and polished stainless steel and super-matte acrylic juxtapose with brick-and-beam architecture, reflecting light and playing with perceptions inside an entrepreneurial co-working community.