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Rosso Restaurant / SO Architecture

  • 01:00 - 15 November, 2008
Rosso Restaurant / SO Architecture
Rosso Restaurant / SO Architecture

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Ma'alot Margalit Ben Yishai, Bnei Brak, Israel
  • Architects

    SO Architecture
  • Project Team

    Shachar Lulav, Oded Rozenkier, Eran Mebel
  • Area

    60.0 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. The Rosso restaurant is situated in Ramat Yishay, a town in the valley of Yezre-el in the Northern part if Israel.

The beautiful scenery of the Northern part of Israel, with its landscapes of green and red fields, covering the low hills, is a popular tourist attraction, inviting visitors to excursions, with quiet fields, and inviting places to rest in the shadow of oak trees.

The brief seeks to enlarge the existing restaurant space (also designed by SO Architecture) into a back room with proportion of five to two that should allow the arrangement of intimate functions and parties, as well as being integrated as part of the restaurant.

The green hill around the place influenced the design of the place. The planning seeks to explore - How to give to the restaurant space the feeling of its surrounding. The design checks in what manner could it produce an atmosphere, or feeling, of being outside while sitting inside. The designers checked in depth on how to give the diner a feeling of an agreeable space that on the one hand embarrasses, and on the other let it feel airy.

The atmosphere in the restaurant is pleasant. The furrowed fields, which are framed by the strip of windows, find its continuation in the ceiling, and embrace the diner as if by the foliage of trees, with the furrows flowing to the horizon.

The walls are covered in softly textured upholstery - dark gray near to the view, and a light gray at the interior walls - to enlarge the feeling of space. The ceiling is built of thirty-six steel contoured structures, and covered by painted wood. The chairs and the wide windows are decorated in plant motives to enforce the connection with the surrounding scenery. When night falls, the lighting, which is between the ceiling beams, forms a warm and somewhat mysterious, atmosphere.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Rosso Restaurant / SO Architecture" 15 Nov 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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fateme · May 15, 2012

maybe its apaerace seems very nice and romantic!
but its so simple and i, myself as a architecture student,am focusing on form!

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ariana roberts · February 19, 2011

roof's very interesting...but where's photos of the exterior?

scottmft · October 24, 2009

as a follow-up to my previous comment, the treatment of the rest of the room seems a bit weak and insipid, but i need to actually be in the room to substantiate this...i am probably wrong...

scottmft · October 24, 2009

beautiful ceiling treatment...other surfaces seem less considered...acoustically it must be a lively room without blaring reflections and overwhelming white noise...graft does some ceiling treatments like this and they are gorgeous...

yusra · August 09, 2009

wondering how is it from outside.

ak · July 09, 2009

looks like the banq restaurant in boston.

huyvu · June 21, 2009

I love it

x · June 20, 2009

we seem to get back to victorian style and loads of reinterpreted decoarations, hmm good or bad? useful or wasted?

evens · April 24, 2009


nursiddik_architect · February 14, 2009

good amazing felling space

lei · January 08, 2009

come'on the only thing that can be served in isreal is innocent palestine people's blood

sammy · December 18, 2008


keith · November 18, 2008


David · November 16, 2008

it looks like Eric Owen Moss designed office building - 3555
Culver City, CA,

N · November 16, 2008

Just wondering what it looks like from the outside...?

quention · November 15, 2008

it may be very romantic to have a dinner in there!

Alexandre · November 15, 2008



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