Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Il Pirata in Belfast, United Kingdom by Oscar & Oscar
March 20th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Oscar & Oscar
Based loosely on the informality of the Venetian Bacaro and a sense of place that was more Meat Packing District, New York than Holywood, County Down, il Pirata’s concept of small rustic Italian dishes to share set to challenge the preconceptions of the Northern Irish diner on their associations with Italian restaurants, and dining in Northern Ireland in general.
As a counterpoint to the voluminous industrial space we inherited, and wanted to embrace, we worked hard to simplify the various elements, so that together there was a coherence of detail and lightness of touch which delivers [to the diner] a delicate balance between the vastness of an uncompromising, edgy space and a warm and cosy eating experience that will affect more than their taste buds in a positive sense.
Constructed in 2012, at around half the cost of the industry standard, Oscar&Oscar delivered a project in which we also sourced and supplied most of the finishes (lighting/floor/tiling/wood-block/heavy timbers) together with the majority of the furnishings and fittings.
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