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ORANG+UTAN Vegetarian Bar in Kiev by AKZ Architectura

Lesha Yanchenkov

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.

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all images © Lesha Yanchenkov