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MYU Restaurant / Paul Kaloustian

  • 01:00 - 11 August, 2010
MYU Restaurant / Paul Kaloustian
MYU Restaurant / Paul Kaloustian

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Gemayzeh, Lebanon
  • Architects

    Paul Kaloustian
  • Client

    Joe Mourani
  • Area

    140.0 sqm

From the architect. Located in the iconic night life district of Beirut, the MYU bar/restaurant inhabits an old small liquor factory. The design concept is based on creating 2 separate spaces of bar and restaurant defined by 2 vaults different in scale. These vaults which form a room within a room are made of stretch black fabric that is translucent. The original space is kept as found with graffiti and traces on walls and ceiling. The indirect cold cathodes lighting is dimmable thus allowing the space within the vaults to become darker and more defined once the light is dimmed. The restaurant and the bar communicate by a large "window" allowing people to connect visually.

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17 Comments

Geoff Simpson · October 24, 2010

Here&#39s an interesting restaurant design in Beirut, in which they created rooms within a larger room - see MYU here: http://ow.ly/2UD8v

Max R. Scheer · August 15, 2010

This is an awesome place too! MYU Restaurant http://tinyurl.com/339xx47

tssveloso · August 13, 2010

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Red Wolf · August 12, 2010

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krikorian · August 12, 2010

http://www.archdaily.com/72559... Paul Kaloustian on Arch Daily Must see design !

Nassim · August 12, 2010

Definitely a try to copy Centrale
Not bad final product though

Kai · August 12, 2010

well done!!

Scott @ Cube Studio · August 12, 2010

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André Amaral · August 11, 2010

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Liam · August 11, 2010

seems to be a riff on the interior of the bar at Bernard Khoury's design of la Centrale

Tang Wu · August 12, 2010 08:34 PM

If there are any similarities with the Centrale, then its in the cramped space. As cool as the Centrale seems from the design standpoint (the elevator/open roof/dramatic dining-hall underneath the silo) once a full capacity of the place is reached, it is impossible to move around. I experienced the same situation in MYU. Once you are in, you can't get out without asking everyone else at the bar to exit the place. Now, don't get me wrong, I enjoy squeezing by and brushing up against gorgeous Lebanese as much as anyone, but...is that really necessary? In the case of Centrale, the situation is defined by the geometry of the silo, but in MYU...if anything could have been learned from the previous mistakes it is precisely the width of the space next to the bar counter.
Other than that, I did like the place. The low cost set-design approach certainly makes sense. With programs that become obsolete as fast as they become popular, it only makes sense to keep the investment as minimal as possible. This particular project, really appears to have made the most out of a rather limited budget.

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