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A’ Design Award

A’ Design Award

Karoba Restaurant by Alireza Shafiei is Winner in Interior Space and Exhibition Design Category, 2017 – 2018 | A’ Design Award & Competition.


DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Karoba Restaurant


PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Restaurant


INSPIRATION:
In Karoba Restaurant, located in north Tehran featuring exquisite oriental and Mediterranean cuisine, certain design elements and forms were needed to integrate with Persian aesthetics to meet with the menu, thus mirror-work and certain colors were introduced to manifest ancient Persian culture; yellow which represents the sun and Persian blue.


UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Handcrafted copper countertops and mirror work make this restaurant unlike anything designed in Tehran. The building plan made it quite challenging to come up with a versatile commercial space design such as a restaurant. Crooked walls and inexistence of proper restaurant equipment and air-conditioning led us to many challenges that were solved through the extensive use of different


OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
this design is based on respecting its users as very special guests and space follows this objective by use of luxury materials and lighting.


PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The planning phase started in December 2016 and underwent execution a month later, finishing in February 2017


PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
high-tech and industrial design style principles in Karoba, led to employ various materials and elements such as copper for countertops, natural stone for wash basins, antique sewing machine for basin feet, concrete columns, silver leaves for entrance gate and iron tread plates for stairs.


SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Split-leveled 250 square meter of commercial space


RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
I did a field survey of other f&b concepts in the district to make sure that the design is not repeating their techniques and methods. I used photography and direct observation to make my database.


CHALLENGE:
The fusion and synthesizing of various design styles without falling into inharmonious combination was in need of a creative approach.


IMAGE CREDITS:
Arash Toossi
Project Link: http://www.alirezashafiei.com/project/karoba/
Reference Link: https://competition.adesignaward.com/design.php?ID=61131