New bar & restaurant
Site: Browns Bay, Auckland
Completion : Under construction
- Brief development
- Site investigation
- Architectural design
- Brand development
- Project visualisations
- Resource and building consent documentation
- Liaison with builders
- Site observation
Food is art and theatre, with a bit of magic thrown in. Context Architects provided the stage for the 21 Days bar and restaurant, that on opening in 2017 will specialise in aged steak. When it opens, its signature dish will be 21-days aged – the prime time for dry aging the meat.
Context project architect Adriana Toader explains that the design concept we devised for the restaurant was based on the ideas of aging and patina, as well as the process of dry aging the meat, which changes it at the molecular level.
The refined industrial feel of the renovation of an old bank is inspired by the molecular nature of the aging process of the steak, and expressed in the lattice timber ceiling structure of the first-floor deck, perforated aluminium mesh panels, mesh screens, and checkered pattern tiles.
Context designed the renovation, extension and interior fit-out, and worked closely with brand specialists to integrate all aspects of the restaurant’s visual identity.