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DCA Architects designs bistro in the heart of New Delhi

by Sophie Cullen on Jul 2, 2015 in Architecture
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The entrance to the restaurant features bright yellow planter boxes and dark wood finishing

The entrance to the restaurant features bright yellow planter boxes and dark wood finishing

DCA Architects have brought a touch of the Mediterranean to Amour Bistro in New Delhi

The New Delhi-based firm was charged to create a contemporary, elegant space for diners, mixing minimalist details and vintage styling. As the restaurant sits amidst the bustling streets of the nation’s capital, the challenge was to design an oasis of calm throughout the space.

The design of the restaurant offers patrons an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the city

The design of the restaurant offers patrons an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the city

To do this, they used earthy tones for the project, highlighting these with features such as mixed-material seating, tiled flooring and bespoke lighting fixtures. The facade of the building underwent major reconstruction, allowing the space to be opened up to create a light, airy interior.

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A bright, spacious interior is created through the wooden roofing and windows along the side of the space

For the roof, they chose slatted wooden panels and placed antique mirrors alongside to open the space up even further. The wine selection can be housed on the wooden racks that sit on one wall. They also act as an eye-catching design feature of the restaurant. Accents such as yellow planter boxes, tall windows and wooden trellis finish off the project, giving the bistro a warm, inviting feel.

The wine rack on one wall of the restaurant acts as both storage and an interesting focal point for diners

The wine rack on one wall of the restaurant acts as both storage and an interesting focal point for diners

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