Bread has always been additional than just dough. So why not rejoice its sale and manufacturing? As a substitute of adhering to standard ideas of bakery aesthetics, this venture targeted on an trustworthy emphasis on its essential components: space and baked goods. Situated a little off the main industrial streets of central Athens, the preliminary place provided an unusually elevated and recessed terrace house.
The KORA storefront and bakery hence stand for a form of stage for the generation and display of baked products. The presentation of these products and their accompanying generation processes are conceived as a clear spectacle. The system of baking and the presentation of products are perceived via a substantial wall of rotating metal cabinets. Changing eventualities of open up, semi-open, and closed facade aspects allow not only for views of various kinds of merchandise but also into the output area itself.
The threshold among inside and outside is joined by an interactive perforated metal wall. A kinetic wall that can act as a shutter, an aperture, or a show floor. The metal wall is comprised of 50 person trays that rotate independently all around a central axis into diverse positions. When vertical they give the minimum transparency though allowing for for views of silhouettes and light coming as a result of the perforation of the metallic.
When horizontal they provide the greatest transparency by performing as a useful surface for display, all set to accommodate a terrific range of baked goods. Finally, the 45-degree angle allows for partial sights of the history as well as an ideal solution exhibit for the visibility of customers. By means of the addition and sale of diverse items, the kinetic wall is hence often modifying in its outer visual appeal. It concurrently acts as a shutter, boundary towards the outdoors, aperture to the spectacle of baking, and a mechanism for displaying baked solutions along with distinctive situations.
Apart from developing a practical spectacle, hygiene and maintenance played more crucial roles in the variety of materials and colours. Alongside one another with the moveable kitchen machinery, the gentle-colored, long lasting, and non-porous surfaces of the reduce 50 percent embody a type of atmospheric lightness. They consequently not only symbolize but practically are locations that have to have each day cleansing and low upkeep. In distinction, all factors on the ceiling and over the required hygienic stage of 2 meters, relate to mechanical and lighting units.
Owing to the elevated character of the room, this next facade is especially noticeable from the street stage. The commonly incoherent industrial character of this sort of devices was hence camouflaged by means of the application of a monochromatic shade tone that also complements the present upper setting up. The ceiling and all its details therefore become significantly less prominent even though increasing obtain and adaptability as a result of the full exposure of mechanical and lights aspects.
The celebration of functional components on the inside of compliments the perpetually altering spectacle in and all-around the façade. Generating and consuming bread (and pastries) turns into a performance, whereby the boundaries in between performers and spectators are blurred.
Architects: en-route-architecture Area: 200 m² 12 months: 2020 Photos: Mariana Bisti Producers : AutoDesk, Ceramica Vogue, McNeel Lead Architects: Katerina Kourkoula, Hannes Livers Gutberlet