Design Notebook by Sias SA

STREATING RESTAURANT, ATHENS – by MYRTO MILIOU ARCHITECTS

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The design attends to the owner’s and chef’s need for a restaurant in which the preparation of food becomes a choreography open to the public and in which the kitchen is the centerpiece of the space.

 

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The plan is free of walls and dividers while the only separation between the dining area and the kitchen is a heavy concrete counter which unfolds to a seating bar, a cashier’s counter and a food display.

 

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The design and material choice reflects the chef’s philosophy whose elaborate dishes use only a few simple ingredients mixed in a variety of creative ways. Likewise the space is comprised of custom made furniture and structures that use only 3 material ingredients: concrete, metal and wood. The three of them change form while they reveal their multifaceted innate qualities.
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The metal in the form of the sheet becomes the floor while when used differently it becomes the table base and the kitchen equipment.

 

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The casted concrete becomes a heavy counter, while, when applied as a thin layer, creates brushed horizontal lines on the columns. When mixed with color and resin it creates colorfully textured wall finishes.

 

 

Project info
Architect: Myrto Miliou Architects
Design: Myrto Miliou
Collaborator: Christina Georgiadi
Photography: George Messaritakis
Location: 22 Ippokratous str, Athens
design year: July-September 2013

 

 

 

Myrto Miliou Architects is an Athens based architectural practice, established in May 2007 by Myrto Miliou. Their work for the design of Streating, a restaurant in the center of Athens, has been selected to be showcased at the 8th Young Architects Biennial to take place in Athens in September, proudly supported by SIAS SA.