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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Terrace Restaurants

Hospitality Design Special

By Marina Correa
Photography: Courtesy the architect

S.signature and Orchard restaurants located in Bengaluru, designed by Interface Architecture
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Two terrace restaurants located in Bengaluru and designed by Interface Architecture are interestingly positioned: one fosters a strong connect with nature, while the other is inspired by fluidity of form...

Translating the signature element of a name into a concept, co-principal architect Vijay V Raikar of Interface Architecture, has developed a fluid yet functional design concept for S.signature – a new fine-dine restaurant introduced by Swathi, a chain of Andhra-style restaurants, in Bengaluru.

S.signature and Orchard restaurants located in Bengaluru, designed by Interface Architecture
Play of ceiling lighting in dining areas

S.signature and Orchard restaurants located in Bengaluru, designed by Interface Architecture
Bar Counter

Using clean, soft, curvilinear and curvaceous lines, the fine-dine experience is broken into three visual zones; differing in their treatment of furniture and ambience. While the innermost zone sports a casual but privy feel, the one immediately after and shielded by the natural roof is anointed with a signature element in the false ceiling; filled with blue lighting and analogous to the sky. Below, free-flowing granite flooring outlines the seating layout; with a darker shade enveloping the circular seating area and the lighter one defining the circulatory path.  The third zone - the open-to-sky section is shielded from the western sun with a glass roof coupled with stone and bamboo wall cladding to ensure the relaxed feel of outdoor dining.


S.signature and Orchard restaurants located in Bengaluru, designed by Interface Architecture
The exclusive Lounge Bar

A combination of fluorescent and normal yellow lighting binds the areas, lending them a mood board that could easily please a variety of senses.

S.signature and Orchard restaurants located in Bengaluru, designed by Interface Architecture
 Overall view Orchard

S.signature and Orchard restaurants located in Bengaluru, designed by Interface Architecture
Backlit Acrylic

The other restaurant, Orchard, spread across 2,150 sq ft evolves from the surrounding greenery with leaf motif fenestrations, tree branch-like roof structure supports and ceiling patterns designed to follow this concept.  A clarity and simplicity of finishes articulates this entire area as it allows customers to be drawn to the stunning green vistas all around: flamed granite flooring, stone seating, wicker chairs, simple glass-topped tables, duco and textured finishes and the like.


S.signature and Orchard restaurants located in Bengaluru, designed by Interface Architecture
Outdoor dining area

S.signature and Orchard restaurants located in Bengaluru, designed by Interface Architecture
 Waterfall partition between indoor & outdoor

Though they cater to different strata of diners, both restaurants are underlined by a modern, minimalistic approach, proving that good design does not have to be over the top but rather defined within its context.

1 comment :

  1. The option with steel trusses in a tree shape is the cheap version of the famous 'Tote' restaurant complex by Serie architects at the Mahalaxmi race course in Mumbai.It is shocking to see how people take an inspiration and create a diluted version of it instead of going ahead than it and create some wonderful.

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