Transforming a 1600 Sq.Ft. Bajaj service station into an authentic South Indian cuisine restaurant came easy for Ruchita Mehta & Trupesh Purohit of Studio Outline.
With a very limited budget in hand, the architects made maximum use of unused materials. They incorporated coconut shells as light hangers and South Indian sarees as a panelling between the kitchen and seating area. The old kota flooring has been used with a mirror polish to make it stand out in the wooden seating arrangement.
To make the place look traditionally South Indian, a banyan tree made of PVC of is set up amidst, while a wall featuring a hand painted kathakali mask holds focus.
Overall, the place has been designed with an experimental mix of sustainable and colourful products for people to feel the taste of the food as well as get a glimpse of South India.
Text Compiled By Sneha Lukka