서커스 그 화려한 쇼가 시작된다.
새롭게 문을 연 수블라키-그리스식 꼬치구이- 레스토랑, Biribildu는
서커스를 모티브로 디자인 된다.
화려한 색채와 감각적인 그래픽 디자인 그리고
서커스를 연상시키는 다양한 소품들의 배치는
레스토랑의 캐쥬얼한 이미지를 형성시킨다.
특히 홀 중앙에 위치한 목마 오브제는 서커스를 연상시키는
회전목마를 단편적으로 표현한다.
여기 레스토랑은 캐쥬얼하면서 또한 경쾌하다. 그리고 유쾌하다.
수블라키의 특징-패스트 푸드, 회전식 꼬치요리-이 고스란히 담겨있다.
reviewed by SJ
Biribildu is a new souvlaki restaurant in the Alimos (or Kalamaki) area
of Athens. The quirky design of the casual fast-food eatery is by
Thessaloniki architect Minas Kosmidis whose Farma Creaton restaurant we have featured previously.
The Basque word Biribildu means to turn, to make a round, to round out, to perfect, and the round form appears frequently in the design. As a traveling circus goes around from town to town it became a fitting theme for the casual eatery that offers gyros made with meat off a vertical rotating roaster.
Two circus carousel horses imply going around and around,and they also direct the customer traffic toward the ordering counter and large menu. The tables are circular, as are many of the circus-themed wall decorations.
The kitchen, washrooms and storage areas are hidden inside huge wooden “boxes” that give a nod toward the transportation crates used by a travelling circus.
The cash desk is inside what looks like a tiger’s cage and above it hang the knives of, Mr. Biribildu, the circus master himself who is, apparently, a mean knife-thrower.
We like the overall midway and boardwalk feel of the 80 square-meter (860 sq.ft.) space with its eclectic juxtaposition of elements such as the Mediterranean plaster mouldings in the ceiling and the tile pattern covering the air vents, mixed with the floor treatment that resembles a typical circus-tent floor: wet sand.