Location : Surat, Gujarat
Site Area : 5096 sq.ft.
Date of Completion : 30 June 2019
Design Team : Niel Parekh, Pooja Shah, Kruti Jhunjhunwala, Khubchand Suthar
Picture Courtesy : The Fishy Project
Artwork Credits : Rogan Designs, Hyphen and Asterisks
‘Verandah’ is a two storeyed, multi cuisine restaurant located in a commercial complex in Varachha, Surat. The design intended to create a place that evokes a rich sense of timelessness by integrating the restaurant into the ever evolving fabric of the neighbourhood. The space involves minimum intervention in the existing structure but for a reformation in volume by creating a cut out in the slab and adding elliptical staircase for vertical circulation providing strong visual connection between the two levels. The atmosphere is elegantly eclectic; with a rich interplay of materials wherein the rustic texture of exposed concrete slabs and brick arches meet the hand woven upholstery in the furniture and use of earthy materials incorporating the Craftsman aesthetic in the space without trying to recreate the past. The design features unfinished feel, combined with the plants popping in the spaces full of joyous insouciance making the overall space rough, simple yet delicate.