Ai Giudici is a small Cafeteria Lounge Bar in the center of Palermo. The customer's idea included the possibility of having a cafeteria and a lounge bar, a request that the DiDeA studio interpreted creating a double-valued space through the use of two materials: warm wood in the daytime spaces and rust-colored iron in the night environment.
The entrance to the room, one floor at street level, opens onto the cafeteria, where the wooden furniture - chairs, desks and tables, as well as container elements, flower pots hanging on the walls and light fixtures - are designed as modules grafted on a grid structure in iron, which from the floor salt on the walls and ceiling, marking space three-dimensionally.
In the middle of the room, where the evening activity is concentrated, bursts volume bias treated iron rust color that embraces floor, walls and ceiling and includes a bar counter, illuminated by soft lighting suspended.
The attractive character of flexibility and visual continuity of space is said decorated geometrically essential, which can easily change position within the metal structure, allowing different configurations depending on the use.
The choice is not invasive of glass floor, floating and raised on legs iron, it has allowed to keep intact the original flooring in marble, further enhanced by LED lighting below, and reaching the entrance fee of the room, avoiding steps.
As the architects explain:
"The design intention has been to create a flexible environment and comfortable, creating a warm through a post-industrial design with a character tension load material".