Designed a member of a team in school.
Interior Architecture and Design, Environmental Graphics
Saud and Zina Kazal
Originating in the story of the Kazal family, and their home in the middle east, Madar forms as an expression of their culture, giving it room to be experienced in a modern, western setting. Both literally and obliquely translated, the design incorporates forms and spatial arrangements alluding to bazaars, mosques, and traditional family settings, while manifesting them utilizing wood forms and modernized lines. From here, colors and fabrics are inspired by the spices, fabrics, and patterns from these locales, and are applied to furniture containing modern forms. From here, imagery reminisces back to family homes, bringing in family photos of the Kazal’s.
Connecting the two sides of the restaurant, one walks through the bazaar, which draws down the height of the ceiling, creating stall like forms and alluding to the open markets of the middle east where spices, carpets, and other goods are sold.
Separated from the bar and hookah lounge, the bazaar and private dining remain for families, allowing them a cozy dining area, without having to participate in the other activities.