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Vietnamese Restaurant / Phamily Kitchen

  • 01:00 - 16 February, 2015
Vietnamese Restaurant / Phamily Kitchen
Vietnamese Restaurant / Phamily Kitchen, © Daniel Aulsebrook
© Daniel Aulsebrook

© Daniel Aulsebrook © Daniel Aulsebrook © Daniel Aulsebrook © Daniel Aulsebrook + 34

© Daniel Aulsebrook
© Daniel Aulsebrook

Text description provided by the architects. Like the first wave of a summer's day at the beach, Phamily Kitchen refreshes its gritty, urban setting.

A contemporary Vietnamese restaurant nestled within a modest Victorian era shopfront on Smith St, Collingwood, Phamily Kitchen's interior recalls traditional Vietnamese food vendors' use of colour to define, through minimal intervention, a new setting within an existing raw shell.

© Daniel Aulsebrook
© Daniel Aulsebrook

A tidal wave of vivid blue saturates floor, walls, chairs, tables, utensils and any other paraphernalia left in its wake to reveal a finely crafted insertion into the original, handmade fabric of the building.

© Daniel Aulsebrook
© Daniel Aulsebrook

The dualism of new and old can be read through adherence to this tidal datum: remnant above the waterline existing brick lintels and other detritus of change and modification over time are left bare in contrast to the new setting.

© Daniel Aulsebrook
© Daniel Aulsebrook

Bold use of colour at the lower level has been skilfully offset by a raw, matt pink ceiling kept free of services whilst exposed T5 fluorescent lighting has been integrated into the wall panelling to bathe the space in an otherworldly light.

© Daniel Aulsebrook
© Daniel Aulsebrook

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Cite: "Vietnamese Restaurant / Phamily Kitchen" 16 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/598389/vietnamese-restaurant-phamily-kitchen/> ISSN 0719-8884
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