point studio proposes pixelated dome restaurants for construction in muscat, oman
 

point studio proposes pixelated dome restaurants for construction in muscat, oman

iran-based architecture firm point studio has suggested a collection of four volumes to house a complex of restaurants in the oman capital of muscat. each containing a separate restaurant, the project aims to create a united urban space in the city, defined by a large public court at its entrance.

point studio proposes pixelated dome restaurants for construction in muscat, omanthe project is comprised of four pixelated volumes

 

 

comprised of four pixelated undulating structures, the architecture of the site is designed in response to the city’s hot and humid climate. considering the need for shade, green space and shared public environments, point studio’s cubic honeycombs are patterned with panels of reflective glass effectively diverting sunlight and aerating the structure as a whole. the ‘building block’ facade of the restaurants naturally accommodate a series of stepped gardens that extend from the communal court to the roof of the complex.

point studio proposes pixelated dome restaurants for construction in muscat, omanthe design naturally accommodates a series of stepped roof gardens

 

 

extending out from the face of the building and covering the public courtyard are decorative tiles, that both echo the overall design and serve a secondary functional purpose. some become miniature green spaces for plants and trees while others contain illuminated fountain features. sharing a courtyard and overall aesthetic means no one eatery is given precedence over another, and creates a single cohesive identity for the site.

point studio proposes pixelated dome restaurants for construction in muscat, oman
panels of reflective glass effectively divert sunlight and aerate the structure as a whole

 

 

inside, the restaurants play out over multiple levels. ground floor seating is reserved for general use, while more secluded booths and VIP areas are located on an elevated platform. each restaurant shares a basic functional plan, deliberately designed to create a sense of unity between the four locations, despite their creative differences. the geometric exterior effect is mirrored inside, creating a dynamic dining environment. complemented by lighting and decorative features that mimic the exterior design, the interior walls appear to be in a constant state of flux — an effect exaggerated by the unreserved use of mirroring throughout, maximising internal space and creating an atmosphere of dynamism and luxury.

point studio proposes pixelated dome restaurants for construction in muscat, omanthe reflective tiles can also be illuminated from within, creating an eye-catching nighttime attraction

point studio proposes pixelated dome restaurants for construction in muscat, oman
the restaurants play out over multiple levels

point studio proposes pixelated dome restaurants for construction in muscat, oman
unreserved use of mirrors within maximises space and lends a dynamism to the space

point studio proposes pixelated dome restaurants for construction in muscat, oman
ground floor plan

point studio proposes pixelated dome restaurants for construction in muscat, oman
VIP areas

point studio proposes pixelated dome restaurants for construction in muscat, oman
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point studio proposes pixelated dome restaurants for construction in muscat, oman
section B

 

 

project info:

 

studio: point studio (esfahan, iran)
design team: mohammad amin davarpanah, ali eslami, adib iravani, shakiba jafari, mohsen khazdooz, adel khorasani zadeh, hossein panjeh pour
civil consultant: saleh khorasani zadeh
project management: shams development LLC
client: ministry of tourism, sultanate of oman

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: peter corboy | designboom

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