A Michelin-star chef would like to be able to invite people to dine in his restaurant kitchen. The experience should give people a sense of dining in his very own home. The already present fixed table hanging from the ceiling in the kitchen would be the perfect place.
Translucent industrial strips are hung from the ceiling in order to create a secluded room within the kitchen. The curtains visually blur the chaos and hardware of the kitchen and ensure that the sounds and smells of the kitchen are kept out. A mirroring ceiling above the dining room makes the space seems twice as heigh as the surrounding kitchen, enhancing the contrast between the chic candle-lit orderly room and the kitchen.
Within the translucent walls ‘windows’ of transparency are created framing specific views from the perspective of the dining table. A small window frames a view into the office of the chef with the cooking books and the planning, a big horizontal window gives a free and wide view onto the preparations in the kitchen and a vertical window gives a peek into the storage of preserving jars. One low horizontal window shows the continuation of the tiled floor and therefore the continuation of the space.
Location : Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Client : Undisclosed
Program : Restaurant
Area : 9 m2
Status : Completed in 2019
Project team: Freyke Hartemink, Carsten Hilgendorf, Jarrik Ouburg, Emma Bellucci