In the historic center of Kiev, Ukraine, YOD has turned two levels of a 1797 mansion into a restaurant. Occupying the basement and first floor, the new eatery combines original architectural features with contemporary interventions.
The building is sunk significantly into the ground since it was constructed. Solid brick walls and arched domes define the aesthetics of the venue. The designers just emphasized some authentic elements and created on their basis a new contemporary interior. They had to hide all engineering systems to manifest the unique character of the place.
There is plenty of copper in the restaurant’s interior. It emphasizes the nobility of the place and works as an impressive contrast with laconic shapes of a bar island, console tables, and a shelf with glasses hanging above the counter on steel ropes. The soft shade of copper is also present in the restaurant’s illumination.
Besides copper, you can see solid oak, leather, and steel.