The concept idealized by the owner was the basis for the development of the first architectural drafts of the Café Eden located at Gulshan. Inspired by the ‘Garden of Eden’, all the design elements are made according to the biblical earthly paradise philosophy and concept.
Resuming the subjective aspects aspired by the design, the name of the restaurant is a direct reference to the garden; often alluded by the biblical authors as a luxuriant place, which is why it is sometimes called the “Garden of God.” This conception serves as an inspiration for both the menu and the ambience of the restaurant. In this manner, the value of the interaction between nature and materials was adopted as an extremely important matter during the design process; in a way that the natural features, colours and materials create an ambiance that aesthetically alludes to the garden paradise. This relationship between nature and architecture was exceptionally cared for throughout the creation process and it was considered in every design decision.
The interior is transformed into an open space sectorized by different pieces of furniture. This way, each of the several different components of the project – waiting area, lounge, and dining area – gained a personality. “We have preserved the existing structure, took advantage of the natural light and integrated the internal environment to the external garden. Our goal is always to create unique atmospheres in our projects, capable of transmitting our work style and the way we see the world. In this particular context, more than good food and beautiful space, we wanted the visitors of this restaurant to enjoy the experience in a visual, sensorial way, and get involved with the project”, says the owner of the café.
The ambiance and menu are casual, rustic but also sophisticated, and this is the main characteristic of this new café in town. With chicken nachos, or fried calamari or stuffed crab, with orange frost mocktails and strawberry cheesecake in desserts, diners can enjoy an array of continental food and architecture inspired in the local landscape and raw materials. The restaurant has two sections indoor and outdoor. To bring the outdoor scenery into the indoors, the opening is maximized with glass enclosures. All the furniture in the outer zone is of an outdoor type and adopts a peaceful palette of wooden accents and greens. The landscaping displayed in the outdoor area goes beyond the decorative and becomes functional, playing an important role at the restaurant’s architecture.
The indoor applies a modern-contemporary architectural style that blends harmoniously with the outdoor surroundings. While the light colours and plenty of greenery adds a sense of freshness and airiness to space.
The indoor area uses a variety of arrangements and sitting scenarios; everyone can find a comfortable place to suit their taste. A tall table for a large company is placed at one corner of the hall, and along the walls, there are comfy and plush seaters for two. The indoor applies a modern-contemporary architectural style that blends harmoniously with the outdoor surroundings. While the light colours and plenty of greenery adds a sense of freshness and airiness to space.
Another highlight of the interior is the central wall made entirely of roots – designed in reference to the Garden of Eden. This composition and other details have been carefully thought to reinforce the visitor’s attention on the environment, as a reminder for the living moment, to be enjoyed, lived with quality, and in its wholeness.
The main emphasis in the development of the café design was on simplicity and compactness, the use of a minimum amount of materials and the creation of outdoor atmosphere indoors.
With chicken nachos, or fried calamari or stuffed crab, with orange frost mocktails and strawberry cheesecake in desserts, diners can enjoy an array of continental food and architecture inspired in the local landscape and raw materials