Diponegoro University, Semarang
A restaurant & cafe is basically a public space that serves one of human needs, namely food. Although eating food here is the main goal, this activity is… more
Nabil ROUBAI CHORFI
Architect, head of the architecture department of the University of Mostaganem in Algeria.I… more
I thank you for this project as simple by the image it offers as complex by the process of reflection that generated it.
The complexity of the architectural project must indeed emanate from the thought on the space more than that on the volumetric composition, it is my opinion. In your case, we can guess the importance of creating coherent spaces, which have meaning and which create an atmosphere.
However, it is on this point that I am going to take you back, by addressing the importance of scenography in this type of project.
The scenography intervenes in the shaping of the space through its own capacity to apprehend architecture in a singular and plural way at the same time. It feeds on other arts (architecture, visual arts, literature, dance, music ...) but it also feeds them.
It is then a question of inventing and materializing the space and the path of an imagination that suits the user as a spectator.
For that, I recommend that you use diagrams and sketches in your explanatory board, which would allow you to understand the different aspects of the genesis of your project, a common thread, points of tension, guiding axes.
This, not only to express your approach to others but so that you can distance yourself from your conception and measure the relevance or not of certain choices.
For example, I find it difficult for the moment to pick up on your plans a unifying idea, an allusion of centrality, linearity, tension, opposition, etc.
A good indicator of the right course to follow is when the images you offer show more than the space, the furniture, or the layout. We should rather read a temporality, movement, changes of state, light atmospheres, allusions of openness, closure, oppression, or liberation.
I often recommend that my students generate 3d images of interior spaces without furnishings and wall textures, to discover if the space has added value and goes beyond the banality of a container, a shelter.
I hope that these few indications will encourage you to explore additional avenues. I wish you much success.
A restaurant & cafe is basically a public space that serves one of human needs, namely food. Although eating food here is the main goal, this activity is classified as a light activity that does not involve a lot of senses to focus, so it can be done multitasking, which involves other activities such as chatting with family, doing chores/office work, just chatting with friends or even enjoy solitude.
If it is correlated with its activities, then an activity has a tendency of atmosphere and pattern of each activity, namely by setting the boundaries.
In addition, this boundary issue has relevance to COVID-19. To be able to survive from a virus that is able to spread through interaction with other people, the solution presented at this time is basically in the form of setting boundaries. The limit can be in the form of the use of masks which are solid boundaries, or limits in the form of space, namely by doing social distancing, and other forms.
This building accommodates three main concepts, namely zoning, exploration, and interaction
Setting boundaries that zone activities between one another.
Exploration of the atmosphere of space (introvert - extrovert) that forms a plot with different experiences.
synergy formed between humans, buildings, and nature.
So, The borders can be interpreted in differents way.
This restaurant uses the dominant material of brick so that
gives a strong character and blends with nature. Besides
In addition, brick is a local material that is low maintenance
and environmentally friendly. Bricks are good insulators
which dissipates heat slowly. In addition, the use of
This material is varied so as to form cavities as