Renesa Architects, New Delhi establishes the extravagance of the European Grandeur with its latest "The Pink Zebra" in Kanpur.
Project Name : The Pink Zebra a.k.a Feast India Co. (FIC)
Project Location : Kanpur, UP, India
Project size : 4,000 sq. ft.
Architects/Designer : Renesa Architects
Project Status : Built
Website : www.studiorenesa.com/
Instagram : @renesa.architects
The Pink Zebra a.k.a. Feast India Co. (FIC) designed by New Delhi based architecture studio – Renesa Architects is a take on the bygone British Culture during the 19th century British rule in the city of Cawnpore, today known as Kanpur.
The restaurant in North India establishes an extravagance of the European Grandeur through this space amalgamation of old with the quirkiness of Art Nouveau glitz seen throughout the city of Kanpur.
Ever wondered what you get when you dip a zebra in a deep pink sea? We believe Renesa Architect’s effort in achieving this bizarre ideology resulted in sheer perfection that certainly creates some inspiring design goals today.
The restaurant inspired by the ideology of Wes Anderson films involves an extreme symmetry and use of restricted colour palettes, hence giving the expression of surreal, self contained world. In addition the black & white zebra pattern on the floor breaks the monotony to create a bold contrasting element in the design.
“The purpose of making “The Pink Zebra” was to speak of a complex and contradictory architecture based on the richness and ambiguity of old and modern experience including that very experience which is inherent in art. The core idea was to create a hybrid rather than pure, compromising rather than clean and leave the visitor hanging in the middle of an artistic sea.” says Renesa Architects
The Pink Zebra (FIC) sits on one of the oldest buildings of Kanpur and helps in identifying that transition of the old to the new through the design channeling and re-architecture in this playful setting. Its unique facade design creates an everlasting effect on the passersby and invites them into a magical , expertly crafted world whose spaces are framed to treat the eyes.
Sometimes, architecture seeks to find a harmony between the disconnect of design and gastronomy through a phenomenological relationship of branding . The Pink Zebra breaks the monotony of the normal style of food culture in Kanpur and creates an exhibition-al blend of architectural elements into the culinary mode.
Images by Saurabh Suryan and Lokesh Dang.
Team Renesa : Sanjay Arora, Sanchit Arora, Vandana Arora, Virender Singh, Manav Dang, Pranat Singh, Mayank Goyal, Dharminder Kumar
Lighting : White Lighting Solutions – Siddharth Arora, Udit Duggal
Structure : Devender Damle
Graphics : Sanchit Arora, Pankaj Kumar