The new Houndstooth location in Austin is located on the first level of the Platform Apartments. The retail space has two walls of full height glass creating a bright and welcoming interior. The overall design approach was to simply embrace the large, naturally lit volume while concentrating on the functionality of the Houndstooth coffee experience. The design is centered around an expansive u-shaped counter that maximizes engagement between the baristas and their guests. The two-tone counter has a wooden side with bar seating and a quartz side with traditional seating. The ceiling over the bar is a reinterpretation of the cloud ceiling we created in the Dallas location, with alder wood slats and a linear, undulating form. The pitched surfaces of the ceiling subtly direct guests to the center service area of the bar. OFFICIAL designed the custom white oak bar stools that are used for all the counter seating. Professional photography pending.