Farzi Cafe | Modern Indian Bistro by Headlight Design has received the 1st Award at Architecture, Construction & Design Awards. Architecture, Construction & Design Awards is the annual Awards hosted by the renowned platform Rethinking The Future. After the consecutive success in hosting Awards for six years, RTF in its seventh year had launched ACDA with even more Categories and Awards. Studios from smallest to largest from across the world have won under different categories. Past Winners have included renowned studios like BIG & DIALOG Architects, HOK, Perkins Eastman, UNStudio, Aecom, Gensler, Henning Larsen, LMN Architects, DLR Group, AHR, Page etc. Re-Thinking the Future founded to create a new window on international trends in architecture and design that looks for radical solutions for present-day problems. It is a hub of services for architecture and design that was established to bring out the most creative and innovative projects in the field of architecture and hence create an interactive educational platform of the highest standards.
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Being situated in the vicinity of India’s largest airport, the restaurant was designed as an ode to the most romanticised era of aviation. Every detail is befitting the style and panache of Pan Am flyers and crew.
The double-storied restaurant has a jewel-like facade, a much welcome break from the clichéd metal and glass facades seen all around us, abstracted from aircraft window shapes.
The two floors are connected by a large double height atrium donning a beautiful atrium with origami staircase made by folded metal plate glowing under a stunning Art Deco skylight.
Under that is the wooden wall with bespoke art work depicting all the airports of the world by a renowned illustrator, etched in gold.
A lot of research went into ensuring that every detail was the same as the ones used by the Wright brothers to build the first plane that gave human kind its wings. And it was only logical and apt that the bar counter be designed to bring back the nostalgia of old analogue airport time boards. The bar counter is actually a cut section of the jet engine.
And almost like a finishing touch, the lights, made in brass, have the same structure that helium balloon buses were made of.
All in all, it’s a walk down memory lane of the illustrious aviation industry.