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Lucky Chan Restaurant / MAIA Design Studio

Lucky Chan Restaurant / MAIA Design Studio

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  • Architects: MAIA Design Studio
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  150
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Photographs Photographs:  Gokul Rao Kadam
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Atelier Lumy's, Smith Interiors
  • Architect In Charge:Shruti Jaipuria
  • Design Team:Roshni Ramnane, Rahul Chugh
  • Contractor :Winkle Mathias
  • Lighting:Atelier Lumy's
  • Channapatna Execution:Atul Johri Designs, Tulsi Farms
  • Furniture:Smith Interiors
  • City:Bengaluru
  • Country:India
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© Gokul Rao Kadam
© Gokul Rao Kadam

Text description provided by the architects. Located in Bangalore, India, the ground floor of a two storey home was leased for this trendy, casual Asian restaurant. Originally designed to be a home, the 150SQM layout is fragmented and the ceiling heights very low.

© Gokul Rao Kadam
© Gokul Rao Kadam
Plan
Plan

The designers wanted to use local materials and traditional Indian craft techniques in a modern relevant context. A 250 module wooden installation was created in collaboration with local artisans in the nearby township of Channapatna. Specializing in hand lathe woodwork and natural lacquering for over two centuries, this art form is 100% eco-friendly and handmade. The lacquers are natural, and the colors derived from natural sources: red - manjista root, yellow - turmeric & tesu flower, green - Indigo extracted from Indigo dyes and brown - walnut bark.

© Gokul Rao Kadam
© Gokul Rao Kadam

Each module is hand turned and the forms deliberately kept modern in order to fit the context. The modules are fixed 450mm apart from one another in a grid format. Large inverted beams cutting the space on all sides are clad with mirrors. The mirror reflects the installation creating an illusion of extension to infinity. The visual effect makes the large 900mm beams disappear, thus opening up the space and making it lighter.

© Gokul Rao Kadam
© Gokul Rao Kadam

Locally mined light grey granite Sadharalli, and light birch wood paneling, are used extensively on the walls and floors of the restaurant to create a subtle neutral backdrop. Intricate layering of the Sadharalli creates a subtle sophisticated texture. Patterned mosaic tiles in reds, greens and yellows pop out against the subtle textural quality of the stone and wood. Pastel pinks and greens are used to tie the palette together and add the youth/edge that was needed to make this a trendy fast casual restaurant.

Interior Elevation 04
Interior Elevation 04
© Gokul Rao Kadam
© Gokul Rao Kadam

Raw silk lamps were custom made in Pondicherry. The chairs are hand-woven with coir, another traditional craft, usually used in making charpoys, a traditional Indian day bed. The restaurant has been designed in an endeavor to use local materials and craft in a contemporary context.

© Gokul Rao Kadam
© Gokul Rao Kadam

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Address:Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Cite: "Lucky Chan Restaurant / MAIA Design Studio" 28 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/953988/lucky-chan-restaurant-maia-design-studio> ISSN 0719-8884

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