Translucent + reflective glass = WOW

A muted palette of materials create a welcoming vibe

PerkinsWill Nemesis Featured
Project Details

Vancouver, BC


Glass Partitions and Doors



Type of Glass

Tinted Mirror,Partial Privacy


Perkins&Will selected glass, stainless steel, and pale woods to pull together this creative hub and meeting space, the Nemesis coffee shop pavilion. 

The Perkins&Will interiors team created an unusual geometric feature element on the ceiling. Starting with a central oculus, fins of white fabric stretch outward toward the perimeter. LED strips spill warm illumination through the fins, which are made from a textile used for dif­fusing light on film sets. Accentuating the calming ambiance of the space.

PerkinsWill Nemesis Kitchen

Transparent glass reveal what is interesting to share

PerkinsWill Nemesis kitchen 2

Reflective mirror add depth and a creative barrier to things that need to stay hidden

A continuous glass divider modulates from clear (for display cases) to reflective (concealing restrooms). “It reveals exactly what should be revealed,” Perkins&Will senior associate Rufina Wu says, “and hides the rest.”

Glass In Action

In between all the swooshes is a highly functional eatery. A stainless-steel bar slices through the middle of the plan, dividing the seating from the kitchen and service areas. 

We invite you to read the full story as printed in Interior Design, Perkins&Will Turns to Geometry for a Coffee Shop at Emily Carr University of Art + Design

Our Team

PerkinsWill Nemesis portrait v2

Where the food, setting, and room work together to create the experience




Island Glass

Sales Rep

Goldray Glass

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A collection of different materials to create a striking impression

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