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year2019
namebowl
locationkyiv, ukraine
category
hospitality
design
size58 m²
architect
artem vakhrin katya zuieva kristyna muntyan

 

Renovation project for a standard apartment from 1930s and change of its designation purpose to a recreational object - healthy nutrition cafe Bowl. Change in the functionality of the object directly influences forming of both recreational and meal zones. In order to challenge post-soviet system stereotypes, common ergonomic space was created by merging zones for eating and for relaxation.

 

This project has social and health-promoting idea as it foresees development and creation of new social groups. It also provides new understanding of how to create urban cafes, its ecosystems and functionality.

 

Primary design forming feature of the project is a metal net construction that is also functioning as dining place of the cafe. Transparency of this construction does not overload the space and also successfully combines with the idea of a healthy nutrition that should not overload guests stomach.

 

There are also some interesting details in the interior of the cafe, such as wallpapers that interpret soviet time wallpaper ornaments - as a heritage to an apartment that became Bowl now, or neat combination of stainless steel and natural marble. Amorphous form of mirrors balances out strict lines of cafe design. Light concept is combining of Nulla spotlights and Infinito strips by David Groppi.

 

Cafe offers balanced and healthy dishes in bowls, smoothies and carefully selected coffee.

We also created brand identity of the venue as a part of general concept of the place.