KoDA recently completed the design of the new, 3,033 square foot Apizza Brooklyn restaurant, which just opened in Miami's Coral Gables neighborhood. The space features an 80-person dining area, pizza bar, wine bar and wine cellar.
The interiors of the space were inspired by the scaffoldings seen throughout the ever-evolving New York City streets. This industrial element made usually of wooden planks and metal poles has become synonymous with the architectural experience of the city. KoDA implemented repurposed scaffolding throughout the space and turned it into a functional, yet alluring design detail for displaying carefully curated ingredients used in the kitchen and for providing additional storage space.
"Like any great recipe, the design of Apizza Brooklyn called for proper ingredients: equal parts innovation, creativity and familiarity," said Wesley Kean, Principal and Founder, KoDA.
Firewood, cooking ingredients, and bottles of wine occupy the scaffold screens defining the dining space. The nostalgic effect of these scaffolds, along with the careful treatment of details, such as the pipefittings, rough sawn shelving, artful lighting, brick walls and polished concrete floors help manifest the brand identity spatially. The general contractor on the project was Preferred Artisans.
Photography: Emilio Collavino