About the project
DOM is a project of a restaurant by Between the walls outside of Kyiv, where everyone can escape from the bustle of the city, enjoy the sound of rustling tree crowns, swim in the pool and delight themselves with a high-level cuisine.
Their task was to reconstruct this object, with the previously described initial data, into a light family corner: children’s laughter instead of heavy rock, and instead of 30 sorts of beer, a collection of exquisite wines. And in order to realize the atmosphere of Hygge, they decided to use some minimalist techniques in order to calm the original architecture.
First of all, they started making architectural changes. A good modern complex must have a lounge area, so they added one to the existing buildings. To increase the number of seats, they decided to connect the two original buildings with open and closed terraces. The summer terrace overlooks the pool which they have located on the site of the former concert stage. Nevertheless, the main work was to be done inside.
They decided to clean the inside area as much as possible. They painted all the contrasting and black elements into white and thus relieved the degree of stress. They cleaned all the artificially darkened wood and made it as light as possible. It was important for them to minimize the number of textures, so they repeated them in different elements of the interior instead of adding new ones.
There were still many vestiges of past architecture in the interior despite the efforts made. So they decided to distract ourselves from it with the help of hand-made wool lamps. These luminaires provide directional and diffused light due to the fact that light goes through them, as seen in the photographs. In addition, thet decided to use lamps with a narrow beam angle which also influenced the cosiness they created.