Argentinian ‘Fun House’ Cafe for Both Kids and Adults
Fiii Fun House Cafe is a heavenly place where kids and adults can coexist peacefully
The separation between the world of kids and that of adults in urban public spaces is a topic of constant anxiety, especially for new parents and long-time neighborhood residents who see people arriving to bars with their children as a sign of gentrification—or just an annoyance. But Portuguese architect Íris Cantante, in her design for the Fiii Fun House Cafe in the Las Cañitas neighborhood of Buenos Aires, shows that it doesn’t have to be this way.
The generously sized space, at 240 square meters or about 2,600 square feet, offers a variety of areas to mingle or hide away. Several large gable-roofed structures, which run up against the window and beckon to passerby from the street, create different areas with different moods.