Locaâhands Restaurant / Isso Architects

Locaâhands Restaurant / Isso Architects

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Locaāhands Restaurant / Isso Architects - Interior photography, Kitchen
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Text description provided by the architects. Locaāhand Dining club is a restaurant specializing in wood-fired menus located in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. True to the studio’s dedication to committing to sustainable construction, the design focused on retaining as much of the original foundation as possible.

Locaāhands Restaurant / Isso Architects - Interior Photography, Dining Room, Table, Chair, Beam, Windows
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Ground floor Plan
Locaāhands Restaurant / Isso Architects - Interior photography, Table, Chair
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The restaurant has two main interior spaces with different ceiling heights. The front is dedicated to bakery and take-out, and to the rear is the main dining room with a double-height ceiling. Here we added a mezzanine to add layers and value to the space while maximizing the seating capacity of the restaurant. The dining room itself is designed with an open concept allowing a direct view of the open kitchen to enrich the guest experience.

Locaāhands Restaurant / Isso Architects - Interior photography, cupboard, shelf, table
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Ambiance and atmosphere are other key design elements. We incorporate a glass ceiling above the mezzanine to take advantage of the movements of the sun. As the day progresses, the space will be bathed in daylight and later covered in shadows, bringing it alive.

Locaāhands Restaurant / Isso Architects - Interior photography, Staircase, Beam, Facade, Glass, Handrail
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Locaāhands Restaurant / Isso Architects - Interior photography, Staircase, Handrail, Beam
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Creating a balance between the different spaces and maintaining the harmony of the interaction between interior and exterior has always been our intention. Nowadays, where everything is done at a frenetic pace and where everyone is looking for immediate and instant gratification, we want to achieve timeless aesthetics, modernity and functionality.

Locaāhands Restaurant / Isso Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade, Windows
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The meaning of “Locaāhands” as intended by its owner is “local hand”. As such, in honor of its name, we have focused on using locally sourced materials in our construction. All of the restaurant’s sand-colored bricks, colorful tiles and wooden window-door frames are proudly sourced from local villages in Java. We chose earth tone and monochromatic sand color for the architecture as well as the interior as a blank canvas for the restaurant menu which changes seasonally.

Locaāhands Restaurant / Isso Architects - Exterior Photography, Windows, Door, Facade
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