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Restaurant 1516. Built, 2016

This local pizza shop is located on the ground floor of a rather unattractive 1990s development. The exterior has been clad with fresh white tiles punctuated by 'PIZZA' spelled out in black tiles, designed by frequent collaborator Never Now. A green neon in a mesh cage above the door highlights the entry, while a cove tiled pink seat provides a spot for respite.

An existing terrazzo floor was uncovered during the demolition driving a revised design direction. Upon entry, a curved black steel balustrade leads the user to a joinery unit of Carrera marble, and then a curved concrete bar dominates the space. The north-west orientation is utilised to draw daylight deep into the restaurant, with new timber-framed windows.

2017 Architeam Awards - Commendation

Photography: Josh Robenstone