Located on the ground floor of a Contemporary Art Center, 48 Urban Garden is a restaurant with a warm and friendly atmosphere that opens onto an impressive bright lush garden. The latter features a sculptural wooden landscape composed of multi-level seating areas, bartops, planter boxes and garden beds that produce vegetables, fruit and herbs. The light and casual atmosphere of the garden is also transferred to the restaurant’s interior spaces. The main double height space features an airstream with a fully equipped kitchen in which seasonal, organic and locally sourced meals are prepared by the chefs. The artificial ivy covering all surfaces and the oversized wooden bench facing the garden create a surreal space, which is simultaneously warm through the use of strings of lights, comfortable wooden chairs, green stools and tabletops. The adjacent space is enveloped in a whitewashed wall composed of angled bricks, and contains the bar area and a large wooden table. The color palette is crisp and clean (lime green, olive green and white, with dark wooden surfaces and brown black metal), while multiple patterns have been used throughout the room. All lighting fixtures were custom designed by the architects.

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