AKZ architectura wraps orang+utan veggie bar with ceramic grid tiling in kiev
all images by lesha yanchenkov



based in kiev, ukraine, the orang + utan vegetarian bar has been completely wrapped in a monochromatic ceramic tiling by locally based firm AKZ architectura and the client yulia savlepova. aiming to instill a new, distinctive and trendy location in the city, the veggie bar takes shape as an ‘urban jungle’ and a space which follows a consistent interior concept.


the grid on the ceilings and walls, form a plain canvas for the sudden pops of color seen in the plants and painted fruit used for decoration. despite the modern interior approach in which the architects choose to embody, the tiling gives hints of the past, where the particular pattern was commonly used in hospitals, pools and shops during the soviet era, thus referencing the past. 

AKZ-architectura-orang-+-utan-vegetarian-bar-kiev-designboom-02the vegetarian eatery

AKZ-architectura-orang-+-utan-vegetarian-bar-kiev-designboom-02the plants and the grid walls create a vibrant contrast

AKZ-architectura-orang-+-utan-vegetarian-bar-kiev-designboom-02seating has been organized around the perimeter of the store


AKZ-architectura-orang-+-utan-vegetarian-bar-kiev-designboom-02plants and greenery brings color into the space

AKZ-architectura-orang-+-utan-vegetarian-bar-kiev-designboom-02painted fruits and vegetables serve as decoration


the façade of the eatery in kiev


project info:


title: orang+utan vegetarian bar
architects: artem vahrin, katya zuieva (akz architectura) and yulia
area: 60 m2
location: kiev, ukraine.
year: 2015