Artem Vakhrin and Katya Zuieva of Ukrainian architectural studio AKZ Architectura have covered the interiors of this veggie bar in Kiev with a grid of white ceramic tiles. The aim of the project was to create a place that should show costumers the idea behind the Orang+Utan bar: “the city is a new ‘jungle’ and persons who live there are the new ‘smart animals’ and they need a place to fill energy” explain the owners.
White tiles and dark “net” with green zone create a feeling of being in natural habitat. The interior features an open kitchen and a large bar area where strangers can dine alongside one another. The material palette is very dictated by a sense of practicality, without no great embellishments. Everything is done with materials that work well for the space and then well together. A white neon sign spells out the name of the bar, complementing another one fixed to the shopfront.
all images © Lesha Yanchenkov