As the name suggests, Living Bakkali Restaurant aims to provide sentient sensory experiences for the palate and all five senses. Taking inspiration from Middle Eastern design, the restaurant intends to connect diners to a profound region of the desert, featuring a spectacular environment filled with unknown and mysterious wonders.
The diverse layout creates small corners with lounge seats that attract different groups to connect with one another and relax as they relish the restaurant’s creative dishes. The intriguing interior also creates a curiosity to investigate what the other corners of the Living Bakkali hold, which are moderately exposed via different windows quite commonly seen in Arabic architecture.
The entrance of the restaurant is connected to the kitchen via a central hall, guiding diners through the entire space. Walking through the initial segment of the hall feels like walking through a boulevard with ancient houses. In contrast, the second segment takes diners through a passageway between curtains, including a private dining room and bathrooms. The seating arrangement features intimate one-on-one seating areas and benches for larger groups located on a higher level and provides an exclusive wider restaurant view.
Coming to the forms and materials used to construct the Living Bakkali, everything resembles a contrast of organic forms. Using just one exclusive material for the whole design, an adobe effect is fashioned on the floors, walls, and ceilings, accomplished completely by hand. Above, a slightly contrasting but much more neutral color palette has been applied to be reminiscent of the desert. Lastly, the lighting effects intend to enhance and pronounce the beauty and mystery of the restaurant.
So, on the whole, the design for the Living Bakkali Restaurant is an accolade to the marvelous and enchanting world of the mysterious East. Its construction gives particular attention to the past.
Interior Designers: Masquespacio