i'm seriously craving cafeteria food thanks to my favorite british firm, shh. they've created the cafeteria of every middle schooler's dreams. located in southampton, the secondary school, applemore technology college, was in dire need of a makeover. their luncheon area consisted of a set of knocked-together spaces within a separated single-story building. it lacked cohesiveness and atmosphere and was very unpopular with the pupils, until the shh dream team stepped in and whipped the space into shape. the new 4,000 square foot interior has a relaxed cafeteria feel with zoned areas, some formal and some with looser low seating. inspired by nature, the materials have a natural pattern or natural color element. i totally want to take a trip down memory lane and feast on tater tots in this awesome space!
i would once again like to thank ms. melissa hillier at shh for providing me with the photos and press release of this southampton transformation.