For the Asian restaurant Fou Zoo located in the large borough of Petrzalka in Bratislava, the capital city of Slovakia, SAD Architects was asked to create a distict space that would set the restaurant apart from the surrounding houses. The result is a modern and trendy lounge setting with various Japanese-inspired design elements.
The 4,000-square-feet restaurant has a Zen garden-like ambiance and the space was largely constructed from natural materials that include stone and wood. A perimeter of twisted plywood slats with an organic look acts as a fence that shields the interior from the outside. The floors in the dining areas are a combination of a charcoal-hued stone and teak, and two boulder-like compartments house the sushi and beverage bars.
Recess light fixtures as well as discreet floor lighting in the restaurant offer a swank touch while the surrounding plywood fence limits the amount of natural light that seeps into the space, creating a sexy and moody effect throughout. A wall is also lined with a series of monochrome LED screens.
Custom-made furnishings for the restaurant include concrete-slab-topped table with oak legs, curvilinear armchairs, and teak banquettes. Mid-century pieces also dot the space.
The sleek black bathrooms are dazzlingly outfitted with a number of mirrored surfaces and creative wall lamps by Ingo Maurer.
Posted by Sebastien D. at 15 December, 2010