Restaurant Fou Zoo
Slovakia - Petržalka
MgA. Adam Jirkal & MgA. Jerry Koza
Ing. Tomáš Kalhous - MY76
Ing. Arch. Vít Markvart & MgA. Pavel Nový & Mgr. Art. Lucia Kocmanová
To design an atmosphere is the most complex challenge.
It couldn’t be seen on paper, but in reality an experiential teleport to a natural environment was created.
The Pan-Asian restaurant FouZoo is situated in the center of Bratislava’s housing estate
Petržalka. Its interior was taken by the studio and turned completely into an opposite of its grey surroundings from the seventies. By entering the building through the high brass doors with the logo of the restaurant, the visitor finds himself in a completely different atmosphere characterized by organic shapes and exotic natural and perfectly processed materials that symbolize the sophisticated process of preparation of Asian dishes. The dominant feature of the interior is an organically shaped plywood wall slats lining all the walls with windows. The main area is dominated by counters and bars in the shape of two large smooth artificial boulders made of gravel composite and three exotic trees. The whole impression of a Japanese Zen garden is enhanced by the graphic design of the black terrazzo floor with the effect of perfectly raked sand. An element of the interior design is also the custom-designed furniture, including tables with concrete tabletops placed on oak legs or the proportionally atypical lounge-type seating. The collaboration with graphic designer Lucie Kocmanová was also significant for this work.
Text: Adam Štěch, Okolo.