Scheme designed by Mizzi Studio

A new coffee house overlooking the Serpentine Lake in London’s Hyde Park and designed by Mizzi Studio opened its doors last week.

The scheme, which has space for 60 people, takes its inspiration from an ancient Japanese tea house with its canopy designed to resemble a stingray swimming through water. 

The kiosk is part of a wider commission the London architect has been asked to carry out at 10 sites across the capital’s Royal Parks.

The 11 x 9m canopy is reinforced with carbon and glass fibre and has been hand-painted to give an aged-brass finish. Arup is engineer on the scheme while canopy manufacturer is Australian-headquartered mouldCAM.

All pictures by Luke Hayes