“Poultry Yard” is a family restaurant with the author’s home-style cooking located in ‘Atlantic City’ shopping mall in St. Petersburg. It is a place with affordable prices mainly for the residents of the area. They can come here to celebrate a family event or to eat out delicious homemade dishes. Although the restaurant allocates 220 guests, it is very cozy. The homelike and jolly atmosphere is created with the details – comfortable sofas, handsome chandeliers of different styles, a fireplace, wall paintings.
The central hero of the paintings is a duck wearing court dresses. Besides, duck is the main specialty in the menu. The restaurant’s interior is largely a design experiment of making a democratical restaurant with the author’s concept. The core idea is to combine simple materials (such as foam concrete blocks) with sophisticated decorations. Walls and a kitchen are finished with foam concrete blocks. At the same time, some interior elements are decorated to resemble noble texture.
For example, a fireplace (the central element of the interior) is made of foam blocks with a pattern applied by a special technique. Tables of the open kitchen are made of blocks too but covered with marble tabletops. The kitchen floor is concrete topped with stone powder. The floor in a hall is covered with the pine parquet flooring. The materials are inexpensive but visually attractive. Architects used topiary art figures to zone the space and to add a green accent. Bright green figures of ducks and other birds are placed in the room. They create a cozy atmosphere of the farmhouse with the homemade food.
Design and photography: ARCHPOINT