arquitetos associados suspends 80,000 dowels within olga nur restaurant arquitetos associados suspends 80,000 dowels within olga nur restaurant
aug 10, 2015

arquitetos associados suspends 80,000 dowels within olga nur restaurant

arquitetos associados suspends 80,000 dowels within olga nur restaurant
photography by gabriel castro
all images courtesy of arquitetos associados

 

 

 

in belo horizonte, brazilian practice arquitetos associados has completed the interior design of ‘olga nur’ — a restaurant in the city’s lourdes district. the project is defined by its distinctive ceiling, where almost 80,000 dowels are suspended from the roof canopy. cut to different lengths, the wooden rods create an inverted wave-like topography, establishing diverse perceptions of space.

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the exterior of the restaurant is designed to attract passersby

 

 

 

programmed to attract passersby, the exterior of the restaurant features bright orange chairs, different types of wood and a range of fabrics. once inside, a more strict color palette is applied with black lacquer complementing steel and glazed elements. the architects were also responsible for the design of steel shelving units, used to store wine, and the scheme’s pine bar stools. through promoting a clear distinction between an intimate interior and an informal exterior, the restaurant seeks to encourage a natural integration with the streetscape, inviting potential diners inside the compact eatery.

arquitetos associados olga nur restaurant interiors belo horizonte brazil designboom
the project is defined by its distinctive ceiling, where dowels are suspended from the roof

arquitetos associados olga nur restaurant interiors belo horizonte brazil designboom
cut to different lengths, the wooden rods create an inverted wave-like topography

arquitetos associados olga nur restaurant interiors belo horizonte brazil designboom
almost 80,000 wooden pieces were used

arquitetos associados olga nur restaurant interiors belo horizonte brazil designboom
steel shelving units are used to store wine

arquitetos associados olga nur restaurant interiors belo horizonte brazil designboom
different types of wood complement a range of fabrics

arquitetos associados olga nur restaurant interiors belo horizonte brazil designboom
arquitetos associados was also responsible for the design of the scheme’s pine bar stools

 

drawings

arquitetos associados olga nur restaurant interiors belo horizonte brazil designboom
floor plan / level 0

arquitetos associados olga nur restaurant interiors belo horizonte brazil designboom
longitudinal section

 

 

project info:

 

architects: carlos alberto maciel and paula zasnicoff cardoso
collaboration: gabriel nardelli, isabella flach gomes, luiz gustavo pataro, mariana de paula and matheus cardoso
location: belo horizonte, brazil
built area: 160 sqm / 1,722 sqf
project: 2014
construction: 2015
photography: gabriel castro 

  • Wow…how much of wood is used, 80,000 pcs r actually used…only in veiling…other furniture and other areas… just imagine, how much might have wasted in making this.
    Dear Arch. are you going to leave some wood – jungle for next generation?.

    Nicky says:
  • Amazing!!!

    Lisi says:
  • Outstanding work!

    Edgar Navarro says:

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