Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

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Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

Charred timber lines this Thai bistro in Kuwait City by architect Rashed Alfoudari.

Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

Pendant lamps with copper insides hang from the ceiling of the Ubon restaurant above rows of black and white furniture.

Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

A kitchen at the rear of the restaurant is concealed behind a mirrored wall.

Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

We've only published a handful of stories from Kuwait on Dezeen, but you can see them all here, including a house that emits mist and a jewellery shop.

Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

Photography is by AOK.

Here's some additional text from Alfoudari:


Ubon

Ubon is a Thai bistro located in the core of kuwait city.

Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

It overlooks Fahad Al salim street, a street well respected for it’s commerce back in the days.

Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

The space program of this bistro requires an efficient design for all of the kitchen, storage, and toilet areas; allowing for a spacious dining area.

Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

For this to be executed, the interior works where to be integrated with the existing structural elements in a harmonious manner.

Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

The Burnt wood panels, infused with the golden copper elements surround the dining area portraying the asian influence of this bistro.

Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

Pendant lights were added to soothe the dining area with their organic shape.

Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

Adding to their relevance is the inner golden color they diffuse, a color that had great impact on thai cultural ornamentation.

Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

Giving a visual continuity to the dining area where the wooden grains imprinted on the restroom’s concrete walls.

Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

The contrast in color and material here is then unified by texture.

Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

To continue the vertical pattern, the restroom was fitted with a suspended ceiling faucet along with an off-white standalone basin.

Ubon by Rashed Alfoudari

Architect: Rashed Alfoudari
Location: Salhiya, Kuwait City
Project Area: 60 sqm
Project Year: 2011

  • suri

    Really nice! I love the atmosphere. So cool.

  • http://www.ardsignstudio.co.uk andy

    Does anyone know how to prevent the back from the chard wood getting everywhere? I presume it has some sort of stabilising fluid… does anyone have a product name?

  • http://www.soundtect.com Soundtect

    Excellent ! Is It Sound Proof ?

  • James

    andy, just polyurethane it, or use another water base sealer, and sand the finish if it comes out too shiny.

  • IDforme

    Very Nice, Very simple, great design control!

  • dimitri

    Does anyone know the name of the designer of the chair? like it a lot

    Thanks

  • realm-3

    Considering that concrete impression is now perhaps a tad curled up at the edges, this interior works well. Exemplary constraint; elegantly considered, a balanced execution. Splendid.