Topolopompo Fire Kitchen / Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture Ltd

Topolopompo Fire Kitchen / Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture Ltd

© Amit Geron© Amit Geron© Amit Geron© Amit Geron+ 22

Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Architects: Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture Ltd
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  535
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2012
  • Photographs photographs:  Amit Geron

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

Topolopompo is a fire kitchen restaurant inspired by the exotic culinary traditions of the East. Its fire is omnipresent not only in every single dish but also physically as a prominent and active participant in space.

Longitudinal Section
Longitudinal Section

Topolopompo alludes to a tribal bonfire seating of old where tales and myths crystallized into indigenous cultural heritage.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

Inspired by landscapes of the East; fertile valleys, rice terraces and mountain tops, Topolopopo celebrates this morphology and introduces abundant  possibilities for social gatherings along the route from the” valley” to the “mountain top”.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

These social landscapes are dominated by a mythical Fire Dragon, the spirit behind Topolopompo. While It hovers all around the space veiling with its translucent golden tail the different landscapes, its movement brings about a rich sense of layering, mystery and ever changing presence of a primordial experience .

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

Its scales pattern - the 3d hexagon concrete tiles design- serve as a sensual backdrop for them all.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

The light experience within is inspired by the soft and silky resonance of Asian paper lanterns and by the twinkling magical air of the fire-flies.

Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan

The lanterns bring to each of the communal tables a sense of a unique and intimate place while the joyful “fire-flies” echo the vigorous gatherings along the linear communal table.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

The alcohol venue of Topolopmpo is prevailed by the traditional steam-baskets laid one on top of the other, re-inventing function and suggesting a new breed of a cultural surfaceimprinted with hundreds of years of craft and cooking traditions and a journey through time and place.

Topolopompo is made of Bamboo wood and Lava stone, both incarnate the eternal presence and importance of nature in our life.


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Address:Tel Aviv, Israel

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Cite: "Topolopompo Fire Kitchen / Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture Ltd" 27 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/469953/topolopompo-fire-kitchen-baranowitz-kronenberg-architecture-ltd> ISSN 0719-8884

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