Bráz Elettrica is a new pizza restaurant designed by architecture firm SuperLimão Studio in São Paulo, Brazil. The aim of the project was to find a language and aesthetics that dialogued with an audience willing to try pizzas in a less pretentious way than usual. Sponsored by Anthony Falco, a pizza maker who made history at New York’s bustling Roberta’s, the house serves, from lunch until late in the evening, individual light-weight disks baked in a Neapolitan electric oven, fit to eat with your hands.
Mobility, practicality and functionality were the key elements for the design. The Italian oven, would already come on wheels to facilitate its movement, while refrigerators, counters and boxes were also designed following the same concept. The project sought for a layout that optimized the flow of service. Once entered, you soon pick out the drinks and desserts, and in the cashier, you pick and pay for the pizza, which is picked directly at the counter.
In the area where the pizza is prepared, on the stainless steel counter, a white stone of holy spirit gives the finish requested by the pizzaiolos as the best material for handling the pasta. In the finishing and delivery area for the customer, the Alpi green marble top resembles Malachite, a mineral from which copper is obtained, among others. The lavatory area of trays in the salon, due to its hydraulic infrastructure, is the only fixed and was coated in white tablets to consolidate its aseptic appearance.
The concrete floor is sanded with exposed aggregate, intended to withstand the great flow of people. The walls of the old house keep traces of time, while the tables are made of pine wood, contrasting with the other materials. The custom-made lighting emphasizes the subject of electricity. Upstairs, tables and sofas are available in different configurations. The original façade of the house was maintained and painted in blue and yellow composing Bráz Elettrica’s brand language.
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