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著名以色列建筑师Pitsou Kedem与女性室内设计师Baranowitz Amit经过一年半时间通力合作完成的太祖亚洲餐厅最近开张了，这个餐厅有着与众不同的料理概念和设计理念。
After one and a half years of planning, research and construction, Taizu – Asia Terranean Kitchen has opened its doors with a unique culinary vision and design concept. Renowned Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem was recruited for the project and partnered with interior designers Sigal Baranowitz and Gali Amit to add a feminine element.
Taizu – Asia Terranean Kitchen
A new concept restaurant for Tel Aviv
Designed by Pitsou Kedem Architects and Baranowitz-Amit Design Studio
The interior is rooted in two main themes – the five elements of ancient Chinese Philosophy (Fire, Water, Metal, Wood and Earth) and the culinary DNA of the menu. The flavors, textures and colours are based on celebrated chef Yuval Ben Neria’s personal interpretation of street foods of five countries in South East Asia – India, China, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The restaurant belongs to the fine casual dining category delivering the highest level of food, design and hospitality in an informal and accessible setting.
The interior evokes a sense of Asia without being traditional or literal. An underlying thread connects the design of the space with the chef’s travels through the Far East and the resulting menu. The organic form and texture of the banana leaf, for example, is found as a pattern on the concrete walls along the main axis of the space and on tall, pivoting space partitions.
The space is divided into five main seating areas: a lounge area with an informal set up of bar stools along a large, custom made slate table, inspired by the communal street-food set up typical for Asia. A long wine refrigerator, designed for the space with stained glass doors stretches along the space emphasizing the common aspect.
The main dining space is more formal but the dynamics of the adjacent bar area and open kitchen balance this formality, adding both energy and movement to the experience.
The chef room, separated from the main dining space by glass pivoting doors, is a private as well as an open-to-all dining room. It is sheltered by two walls from bamboo blocks, which lend the space intimacy and privacy. A large terrace furnished with custom designed black slate tables and closed off by tall lemongrass plants for their scent and light movement completes the restaurant.
While much of the finishing on the walls, space partitions and surfaces are designed by the architects, the furniture, comprising custom pieces of Foscarini and Vibia lamps, Vitra chairs and Boffi appliances, was carefully chosen to be prominent but not overpowering and to give the spaces a classic contemporary feel.
Address. Levinstein Tower, Derech Menachem Begin 23, Tel Aviv-Yafo
Web site. www.taizu.co.il
Head chef. Yuval Ben Neria
Interiors. Pitsou Kedem Architects and Baranowitz-Amit Design Studio
Pitsou Kedem Architects
Pitsou Kedem Architects was founded in 2002 and today employs eight architects (Irene Goldberg, Nurit Ben Yosef, Raz Melamed, Noa Groman, Ran Broides, Hila Sela, Omer Dagan, Tamar Berger).The office was established by Pitsou Kedem, a graduate of the Architectural Association in London and mentor of final projects at the Technion Hafia’s Faculty of Architecture. In the past two years, the office has received five awards in the Israeli “Design Award” competition, and has been chosen Architect Office of the Year in the “Private Construction” category by Israeli Construction and Housing magazine. The office designs private as well as commercial projects. Such as B&B Italia’s Tel Aviv flagship store, a boutique hotel on the city’s prominent Rothschild Boulevard and an events hall. Pitsou Kedem’s designs are minimalistic in their nature, based on principals of restricted formality that produce a clean, coherent and harmonious architectural language. The studio aims to preserve its architectural handwriting and its architectural vision in all of its projects.
Baranowitz-Amit Design Studio
The studio was established in 2006 by two interior architects, Sigal Baranowitz and Gali Amit. The two share the same passion for design and architecture, based on a holistic vision in which all fields of design are merged to tell a coherent story, and to create a complete space. The studio’s approach to design is based on a strong sense of place, where each project is an opportunity to tell its own unique story – the story of the client, the space and the business waiting to be born. Baranowitz-Amit Design Studio specializes in commercial spaces ranging from restaurants, retail spaces, showrooms and offices. The studio has received the Israeli “Design Award” for the LiveO Olive Oil Boutique, the Kisu Cosmetics Boutique both in Tel Aviv, as well as the design of the Student’s Mensa in Ben Gurion University in the Negev.