Berlin studio Thomas Kröger Architekt revamped the Pasta Maria, an Italian bistro located in Potsdamer Platz, by installing copper-clad boxes, extraction fans and lighting suspended above the patron's heads.
Kröger explains, "The idea was to make the open kitchen the most important place within the restaurant, like a grand fireplace in an old castle. We tried to have as many reflections in the copper as possible to play with form and light."
The rest of the restaurant is constructed from travertine stone, offering a contrast to the warmer metal additions. To further the distinction, the ceiling was painted black, making the copper stand out. The technical shaft and pipe work was also painted black, escaping the need for a suspended ceiling.
Stats for Copper-Clad Taverns
Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 517 clicks in 96 w
Interest: 1.1 minutes
Concept: Italian Bistro
Related: 104 examples / 80 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55+
Comparison Set: 38 similar articles, including: authenticity-driven lounge bars, farmer market eateries, and industrial hidden bars.
More Stats +/-
Farmer Market Eateries
Authenticity-Driven Lounge Bars
Industrial Hidden Bars
Copper House Boats
Organic Entrance Restaurants