Bread has normally been more than just dough. So why not rejoice its sale and generation? Alternatively of subsequent conventional ideas of bakery aesthetics, this challenge targeted on an sincere emphasis on its necessary ingredients: room and baked products. Situated a little bit off the key professional streets of central Athens, the original space supplied an unusually elevated and recessed terrace room.
The KORA storefront and bakery thus represent a form of phase for the output and display screen of baked goods. The presentation of these merchandise and their accompanying manufacturing procedures are conceived as a clear spectacle. The process of baking and the presentation of products are perceived by a substantial wall of rotating metal shelves. Transforming scenarios of open up, semi-open, and closed facade elements allow not only for sights of distinct types of merchandise but also into the output room alone.
The threshold involving inside and outside the house is joined by an interactive perforated steel wall. A kinetic wall that can act as a shutter, an aperture, or a show floor. The steel wall is comprised of 50 personal trays that rotate independently all over a central axis into diverse positions. When vertical they offer you the minimum transparency whilst letting for views of silhouettes and gentle coming as a result of the perforation of the metal.
When horizontal they give the utmost transparency by acting as a useful surface for display screen, prepared to accommodate a wonderful selection of baked items. Finally, the 45-diploma angle permits for partial sights of the track record as effectively as an best product display screen for the visibility of prospects. Via the addition and sale of various products, the kinetic wall is consequently usually modifying in its outer overall look. It at the same time acts as a shutter, boundary toward the outside, aperture to the spectacle of baking, and a system for displaying baked goods alongside with diverse eventualities.
Apart from developing a practical spectacle, hygiene and maintenance played further critical roles in the assortment of products and colours. Collectively with the moveable kitchen area machinery, the light-weight-colored, resilient, and non-porous surfaces of the decrease 50 % embody a type of atmospheric lightness. They consequently not only symbolize but basically are regions that involve day by day cleaning and reduced servicing. In contrast, all things on the ceiling and earlier mentioned the needed hygienic stage of 2 meters, relate to mechanical and lighting units.
Thanks to the elevated nature of the room, this second facade is especially obvious from the street degree. The normally incoherent industrial character of such units was consequently camouflaged by means of the software of a monochromatic colour tone that also complements the present upper constructing. The ceiling and all its details thus turn into less popular although expanding accessibility and adaptability by way of the whole exposure of mechanical and lighting components.
The celebration of practical components on the inside of compliments the perpetually modifying spectacle in and around the façade. Generating and consuming bread (and pastries) turns into a overall performance, whereby the boundaries among performers and spectators are blurred.
Architects: en-route-architecture Spot: 200 m² Yr: 2020 Photographs: Mariana Bisti Companies : AutoDesk, Ceramica Vogue, McNeel Direct Architects: Katerina Kourkoula, Hannes Livers Gutberlet