dalshe weaves floral motifs and natural stones into vibrant café in armenia

dalshe weaves floral motifs and natural stones into vibrant café in armenia

dalshe’s Esthetic Joys Embassy in Armenia

 

Nestled within a picturesque two-story building wrapped in lush wild grapevines in Armenia, the Esthetic Joys Embassy, designed by Dalshe Architecture Bureau, offers a warm and inviting space for visitors to connect, work, and socialize. Housing two bars, a café, a terrace, and an orchard with a refreshing drinking fountain, the Embassy features a bold color palette complemented by natural stones like marble, tuff, travertine, and granite, infusing the space with depth and vibrancy. The team sought to incorporate flower motifs, a signature part of Esthetic Joys Embassy’s identity, into the architecture, evident in nuanced details such as glazed tiles, ceramics, and carefully selected furniture pieces. The interior design creates an inviting atmosphere for visitors to engage in various cultural events, from art exhibitions and charity chess tournaments to public lectures and social gatherings.

dalshe weaves flower motifs and natural stones into vibrant café in armenia
all images by Daniil Primak

 

 

imbuing floral motifs into a bold design

 

A main challenge faced by Dalshe Architecture Bureau during this project was the preservation and integration of an existing orchard from the building’s past. To breathe new life into this inherited space, the architects introduced enhancements, including additional bushes and perennial flowers. The courtyard area features tabletops carved in daisy shapes and an outdoor fountain made from colorful tuff, travertine, and basalt, which resembles a simplified flower design. The choice of rosy hues for the interior palette was inspired by Yerevan’s nickname, ‘The Pink City,’ owing to its dusty pink tuff buildings. To add contrast, vibrant blue accents were introduced to the otherwise calming interior. Esthetic Joys Embassy represents the architect’s debut project in Armenia, allowing them to explore Yerevan’s culture and architecture while collaborating closely with local builders, bricklayers, and engineers. Meanwhile, the team partnered with TUMO Studios, an educational platform supporting designers, jewelers, and ceramics artists. Fabrics and ceramics for this project were sourced from The Studios’ workshops, showcasing their commitment to local collaborations and community involvement.

dalshe weaves flower motifs and natural stones into vibrant café in armenia
the interior’s color scheme is based on various shades of pink

dalshe weaves flower motifs and natural stones into vibrant café in armenia
different kinds of stone like marble, tuff, travertine, and granite give the colors extra depth

dalshe weaves flower motifs and natural stones into vibrant café in armenia
the bar often hosts art exhibitions, charity chess tournaments, public lectures, and parties

dalshe weaves flower motifs and natural stones into vibrant café in armenia
the floral theme is reflected in small details such as glazed tiles and ceramics and even echoed in some furniture

dalshe weaves flower motifs and natural stones into vibrant café in armenia

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dalshe weaves floral motifs and natural stones into vibrant café in armenia
the store contains two bars, a café, a terrace and an orchard with a drinking fountain

dalshe weaves floral motifs and natural stones into vibrant café in armenia
new additions, such as bushes and perennial flowers, are planted to refresh the orchard

dalshe weaves floral motifs and natural stones into vibrant café in armenia

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project info:

 

name: Esthetic Joys Embassy
designer: Dalshe Architecture Bureau

Dalshe team: Polya Litvinenko, Alexandra Perevalova, Sasha Sokolova

project’s management: Elena Zarayskaya Graphic

design: Ilona Skorobulatova

custom-made elements: ALBEDO, TUMO studios

construction works: BERG

construction area: 600 sqm

location: Yerevan, Armenia

year: 2022

photography: Daniil Primak | @frg.le

 

 

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edited by: christina petridou | designboom

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