Bread has always been more than just dough. So why not celebrate its sale and manufacturing? Alternatively of adhering to regular concepts of bakery aesthetics, this venture targeted on an truthful emphasis on its critical components: place and baked products. Located a little off the main professional streets of central Athens, the first space provided an unusually elevated and recessed terrace room.
The KORA storefront and bakery therefore depict a kind of phase for the creation and display of baked products. The presentation of these items and their accompanying generation procedures are conceived as a clear spectacle. The method of baking and the presentation of goods are perceived as a result of a substantial wall of rotating steel shelves. Modifying scenarios of open up, semi-open, and closed facade factors allow for not only for sights of distinctive varieties of goods but also into the production space alone.
The threshold between inside of and exterior is joined by an interactive perforated metal wall. A kinetic wall that can act as a shutter, an aperture, or a display floor. The steel wall is comprised of 50 specific trays that rotate independently all around a central axis into distinctive positions. When vertical they provide the least transparency while allowing for for sights of silhouettes and light coming by the perforation of the steel.
When horizontal they offer the maximum transparency by performing as a functional area for exhibit, all set to accommodate a wonderful assortment of baked items. Ultimately, the 45-diploma angle permits for partial views of the qualifications as very well as an suitable solution exhibit for the visibility of shoppers. By way of the addition and sale of various goods, the kinetic wall is so often switching in its outer look. It at the same time functions as a shutter, boundary in the direction of the outside, aperture to the spectacle of baking, and a mechanism for exhibiting baked solutions along with unique scenarios.
Aside from building a functional spectacle, hygiene and maintenance performed more vital roles in the choice of materials and colors. Collectively with the moveable kitchen machinery, the mild-colored, durable, and non-porous surfaces of the reduced 50 % embody a sort of atmospheric lightness. They therefore not only symbolize but pretty much are parts that involve everyday cleansing and minimal servicing. In contrast, all things on the ceiling and over the expected hygienic degree of 2 meters, relate to mechanical and lighting methods.
Owing to the elevated nature of the space, this 2nd facade is particularly visible from the street level. The usually incoherent industrial character of such units was therefore camouflaged by means of the software of a monochromatic color tone that also enhances the current upper building. The ceiling and all its information thereby come to be a lot less prominent though growing entry and adaptability as a result of the total publicity of mechanical and lighting elements.
The celebration of practical elements on the inside compliments the perpetually transforming spectacle in and about the façade. Producing and consuming bread (and pastries) turns into a performance, whereby the boundaries among performers and spectators are blurred.
Architects: en-route-architecture Location: 200 m² 12 months: 2020 Photos: Mariana Bisti Companies : AutoDesk, Ceramica Vogue, McNeel Direct Architects: Katerina Kourkoula, Hannes Livers Gutberlet