2021

VELA

Restaurant Interior

The Vela Restaurant and Bar space emerges from the interplay between stars, constellations, and sky and boat-making techniques of the past. The ceiling form emanates a sky-like veil, altering its lighting and appearance based on the time of day. The motion of 'carving' and 'shaping' guides the grounded elements such as the bars, inspired by the ships and voyageurs. Such a space curves around its inhabitants and envelops the visitors in a warm and cave-like interior.

CONTEXT

Internship at PARTISANS

LOCATION

601 King Street East, 
Unit 6, Toronto

SOFTWARE + TOOLS

Rhinoceros3D, Grasshopper, Revit

COLLABORATORS

Ivan Vasliyv, Jonathan Friedman

ROLES

Design iterations, construction documentation (IFC, Revisions, Patio approvals), fabrication rationalization

Photography by Jonathan Friedman