Project: STK Steak Restaurant
Architects: Studio Komplits
Project location: Lipenská 11/7, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Completion year 2019
Spontaneity, raw materials, pristine nature and above all – meat. The best steaks in the city of Olomouc.
Ten years back, you would have come here to have your vehicle inspection certificate stamped. Entering the place, you would have covered your ears to escape the noise of the roaring car engines and watched the mechanics checking clutches and brakes. As the shift ended and the chaps clocked out to leave for home all hungry, they might have been dreaming about one kind of meal. The juicy steak they would eat seated at a solid wood table supported by raw steel legs. Greenery and nature come face to face with animal force. That’s the core of Steak Restaurant’s (STK) interior, housed in a former car repair shop which gave the steakhouse its name.
STK emphasises simplicity and quality, both in its food and its interior. Instead of trying to deny and erase its greasy automobile heritage, the place embraces it. The 320 square metres of the restaurant authentically engage individual elements of its past. This is evident from the materials, which include raw metal sheets, black steel and rebars. We even turned a seemingly problematic layout into an advantage, transforming bearing walls in narrow spaces into a vertical garden and a platform for a barbecue.
And you will find yourself in the largest Japanese restaurant in Ukraine, designed by the Sergey Makhno Architects studio on request of the chef Fujiwara Yoshihiro. Fujiwara Yoshi restaurant is an 800 square meter maze designed to get lost in the greatness of Japanese culture and not even try to find a way out. Your glances will be captivated by details, — try to notice every single one.
Pop Sugar-Sweet Shop in Stavros, Chalkidiki by Normless
Project: Pop Sugar-Sweet Shop
Location: Stavros, Chalkidiki, Greece
The architects used a bright blue color on the curvy facade, which also runs on the floor making this 25m² store stand out. The same blue color is used on the counter acting as a backdrop for the geometric pattern that covers the bar. Pastel pink capsules are used as shelves following the playful design concept.
The surrounding walls and ceiling are coated with Kourasanit natural filler and the wall behind the bar counter is covered with white curved tiles.
Separating the front part of the store from the backspace kitchen area is a “chocolate” pink door. On the other side of the street there is a matching trolley where candies and popcorns are served.
Tealive Bubble Tea Shop with a Striking Ceiling Installation
Project: Tealive Bubble Tea Shop
Designer: Fretard Design
Location: Melbourne, Australia
FRETARD Design has expertly delivered Australia’s first Tealive store, introducing the successful Malaysian bubble tea company to Melbourne’s bustling CBD. A colourful tea stop in the city’s largest transit hub, Southern Cross Station, Benjamin Frétard has designed a visually stimulating space that attracts customers with vibrant purples and yellows and energises the spirit even before the first sip.
Pops of colour in the wall tiles offset the neutral base and concrete flooring, capturing the gaze and directing it towards the countertop where the eye is met by friendly staff and splashes of purple, teal, and yellow.
Minimal seating and bench space provide for the consistent flow of traffic and fast-paced service demanded of the transient environment within the Station.