Auyl Restaurant / New Almaty Architects Workshop + DUNIE
Textual content description offered by the architects. Auyl is an experimental restaurant venture within the Medeu mountain district, the end result of a inventive collaboration between architects, artists, artisans, designers, and artistic producers. Working collectively, we’ve created an immersive area that exists on the intersection of gastronomy and efficiency. Auyl provides its visitors the expertise of taking part within the course of by lighting, sound, environment, textures, and smells. The Auyl restaurant provides signature riffs on the delicacies of Central Asia. The design venture is a results of a collaboration of architectural studio NAAW and design studio DUNIE.
Efficiency as an expression of sincerity – Elvira Bakubayeva and Aisulu Uali, architects and founders of the NAAW agency, in cooperation with designer Assel Nusipkozhanova (DUNIE): “We’ve created not only a area however feelings – the inside structure and setting of the Auyl restaurant spur sensations in guests. When it comes to structure, we have been tasked with making one thing spacious, highly effective, and breathtaking for visitors from the very second they set foot within the restaurant. Whereas engaged on this venture, we researched and cycled by completely different iterations to be able to discover the best configuration.”
We settled on the thought of an open-kitchen restaurant in order that visitors can witness your entire cooking course of. From completely different vantage factors contained in the restaurant, whether or not it’s from the cushioned ground of the Topchan space, a stool on the bar, or a conventional desk and chair, one can see all the pieces that’s taking place within the kitchen – the primary stage. The domes above the cooking space are visually harking back to bowls – an vital component of nomadic structure – and visually demarcate the visitor space from the cooking space. Subdued lighting creates a mysterious environment, just like the auditorium of a theatre.
Lighting is just one component of the efficiency. A visitor can see the hustle and bustle of the kitchen – cooks kneading dough, churning kumys, baking flatbread in a tandoor oven, and grilling meat. The dynamic environment, mixed with the whistling of the wind, rustling leaves, and chirping birds, immerse our visitors in eating. The open ground plan, authentic lighting, and sounds of nature make our visitors take part in a whimsical present that transports them to the vastness of the steppe. We wished to share a heartfelt and honest story with Auyl’s visitors.