Kez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura

Kez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura

Kez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Dining room, ChairKez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Dining room, Wood, ChairKez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Dining roomKez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura - Interior Photography, KitchenKez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura - More Images+ 16

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  62
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2020
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Maíra Acayaba
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Deca, Del Favero, Fórmica, Suvinil, Tokstok, Tresuno
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Kez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Brick, Facade, Arch
© Maíra Acayaba

Text description provided by the architects. Across the times: to bring up old-age architectural elements, redefining handcrafted techniques. 

Kez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Kitchen
© Maíra Acayaba

Kez Bagel already had as a brand reference the historic city of Jerusalem  - so we did a survey of its vernacular buildings over time and chose two main elements to explore: the materiality of the stones and the shape of the arches. The stones appear in the texture of the internal walls and facade, and also in terrazzo elements. The arches form the passages from one space to another.

Kez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura - Image 15 of 21
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The deli already had in its identity some colors that we chose to keep, but we took the freedom to apply them to new materials. The predominant beige shows up in the texture of the walls and countertops; the green, on the tables and in the toilet; and the gold stands out subtly in the lighting and metal details. We added a complementary earthy palette that takes place on the ceramic floor and in the terracotta colour of the door and window arches.

Kez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Dining room
© Maíra Acayaba
Kez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Chair
© Maíra Acayaba
Kez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Kitchen
© Maíra Acayaba

Our main challenge was to distinguish the store facade from the existing building. In addition to the choice of materials, the shape of the arches stands out as a solution that highlights it.

Kez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Dining room, Chair
© Maíra Acayaba

The process of solving the wall texture was worth mentioning. Initially, we researched how it could be done, what tools were needed, etc. but the solution only came out during its construction by the worker's know-how. They made the tools used for carving the texture manually. Together, we made some prototypes and samples until we reached the aimed surface. 

Kez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura - Interior Photography
© Maíra Acayaba
Kez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Bathroom, Door
© Maíra Acayaba

Higienópolis is a dense neighbourhood in the city of São Paulo, with an enormous architectural assemblage of historical modernist buildings. Besides, sidewalks are always busy. In this context, it seemed interesting to create a direct relationship between the restaurant interiors and the street. So, we designed the external facade and sidewalk with the same materials used inside the restaurant. This way, it brings up the pedestrian's attention and puts Kez in the center of the neighbourhood's lively urban scene.

Kez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura - Interior Photography, Brick
© Maíra Acayaba

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Project location

Address:R. Sabará, 347 - Higienópolis, São Paulo - SP, 01239-011, BraZil

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Cite: "Kez Bagel Store / Marina Portolano Arquitetura" [Loja Kez Bagel / Marina Portolano Arquitetura] 12 Nov 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/971821/kez-bagel-store-marina-portolano-arquitetura> ISSN 0719-8884

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