Bread has often been far more than just dough. So why not celebrate its sale and generation? As an alternative of adhering to classic principles of bakery aesthetics, this venture targeted on an straightforward emphasis on its crucial components: house and baked goods. Positioned a little off the principal commercial streets of central Athens, the first house supplied an unusually elevated and recessed terrace room.
The KORA storefront and bakery as a result symbolize a sort of stage for the production and screen of baked merchandise. The presentation of these goods and their accompanying production procedures are conceived as a clear spectacle. The method of baking and the presentation of products are perceived by a large wall of rotating metal cabinets. Switching situations of open up, semi-open up, and closed facade components let not only for views of various styles of items but also into the creation place itself.
The threshold concerning within and exterior is joined by an interactive perforated metallic wall. A kinetic wall that can act as a shutter, an aperture, or a display screen surface. The metallic wall is comprised of 50 particular person trays that rotate independently all-around a central axis into different positions. When vertical they provide the the very least transparency though enabling for sights of silhouettes and light coming as a result of the perforation of the metal.
When horizontal they present the greatest transparency by performing as a practical floor for exhibit, all set to accommodate a terrific wide variety of baked products. Eventually, the 45-degree angle lets for partial views of the track record as well as an great solution exhibit for the visibility of customers. Via the addition and sale of unique goods, the kinetic wall is as a result often transforming in its outer visual appeal. It at the same time acts as a shutter, boundary towards the outside, aperture to the spectacle of baking, and a mechanism for exhibiting baked goods alongside with unique situations.
Aside from creating a useful spectacle, hygiene and routine maintenance performed additional important roles in the range of supplies and hues. Alongside one another with the moveable kitchen machinery, the light-coloured, durable, and non-porous surfaces of the reduced fifty percent embody a form of atmospheric lightness. They as a result not only symbolize but virtually are spots that require everyday cleaning and low upkeep. In contrast, all factors on the ceiling and above the needed hygienic level of 2 meters, relate to mechanical and lights systems.
Owing to the elevated character of the place, this second facade is primarily obvious from the street level. The usually incoherent industrial character of this sort of units was thus camouflaged by means of the application of a monochromatic colour tone that also complements the present higher making. The ceiling and all its information thereby turn out to be less popular although expanding obtain and adaptability as a result of the entire exposure of mechanical and lighting components.
The celebration of purposeful features on the within compliments the perpetually switching spectacle in and around the façade. Generating and consuming bread (and pastries) turns into a performance, whereby the boundaries concerning performers and spectators are blurred.
Architects: en-route-architecture Region: 200 m² Yr: 2020 Photos: Mariana Bisti Makers : AutoDesk, Ceramica Vogue, McNeel Guide Architects: Katerina Kourkoula, Hannes Livers Gutberlet