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Building taste : Designing culinary experiences

When it comes to creating a successful restaurant, design plays a vital role in attracting and retaining customers. From concept stage to construction, we have created a space that reflects their brand identity and enhances customer experience.

Malgudi is a culinary haven where tradition and innovation co-exist harmoniously. Nestled amidst a bustling cityscape of Dubai, the outlet stands as a captivating fusion of contemporary design and timeless South Indian aesthetics.


The design is unique and different, stepping inside one is embraced by an ambiance carefully curated to enhance the culinary delights. As you approach, you’ll be greeted by intricately placed wooden slats, adorned with ornate lights with brass accents and lush green landscapes in the form of an accent wall.


Inside, the ambience is a delightful blend of rustic charm and modern elegance. Soft, warm lighting creates an inviting atmosphere, casting a gentle glow upon the beautifully crafted wooden furniture and comfortable seating arrangements.


The meticulously chosen materials satisfies not only functional needs but also elevated the sensory experience. Textures played a vital role, inviting tactile exploration and creating an environment that engaged all senses.


To enhance the dining experience, we have created distinct zones within our outlet. A cozy area with low bulkhead, for those seeking privacy to offer a tranquil retreat, while other communal tables to encourage lively conversations that are set against the glass façade.


Every architectural element has been carefully curated to celebrate the rich heritage and culinary traditions of South India, from the intricate details that pay homage to centuries old craftmanship to the modern touches that elevate the dining experience.


What makes this design unique and different?

-           Going GLOCAL, an attempt to create an ambience which is simple, timeless and yet has vibrant regional local influence to convey the food genre.

-           Modular design approach promoting reusability as feasible.

-           Flexible design approach considering this being the flagship outlet and its scalability.

-           Inspired by landscapes of South India.

-           Incorporating a tree inside to provide a sense of tranquility and connection with nature.

-           Use of earthy tones such as warm browns, terracotta, greens and muted yellows to create a harmonious feel

-           Integrating textures and patterns that add depth and visual appeal.

Restaurants and Architecture : Why they matter

Globally, food is a community building factor. In restaurants, we get an opportunity to see and experience cultures in a singular dining space. Whether its a million dollar art piece or a back alley restaurant, the architecture of the place makes a huge difference. The experience of being in another place, eating food that represents a person's experiences and talents and being surrounded by a particular atmosphere? that's the quintessential purpose of a restaurant.

In the realm of dining experiences, restaurants and architecture are inseparable partners, shaping the way we eat, socialize and connect with our surroundings. From setting stage for immersive experiences to reflecting cultural heritage and fostering community, the impact of restaurant architecture goes far beyond mere aesthetics. So the next time you step into a restaurant, take a moment to appreciate the architectural details that surround you - they are an integral part of the culinary journey.

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