Architecture · March 25, 2021 0

The Vardo Restaurant In London Has A Spiraling Design With A Rooftop Deck

Architecture firm Nex— has recently completed the Vardo Restaurant after they won an international design competition that sought a new and distinctive restaurant, which could be a focal point for the Duke of York Square in Chelsea, London.

The new restaurant’s design includes a white concrete wall that curls upwards from the square and leads to a rooftop gathering place and garden.

This new restaurant’s design includes a white concrete wall that curls upwards from the square and leads to a rooftop gathering place and garden. #ModernRestaurant #ModernArchitecture

Sweeping curves of windows can be opened to connect the ground floor interior of the restaurant with the square.

Sweeping curves of the large plate glass windows can be opened to connect the ground floor interior of the restaurant with the square. #Windows #RestaurantWindows #CurvedWindows

The large windows flood the restaurant with natural light, while small spotlights embedded between the ceiling slats – alongside delicate fabric choices for the curtains – enhance the comfortable, warm glow within the open-plan space, and contrast with the concrete and steel surfaces elsewhere.

The large glass windows flood this modern restaurant with natural light, while small spotlights embedded between the ceiling slats - alongside delicate fabric choices for the curtains - enhance the comfortable, warm glow within the open-plan space, and contrast with the concrete and steel surfaces elsewhere. #ModernRestaurant #RestaurantDesign #RestaurantInterior

Ash wood slats are carefully arranged to celebrate the building’s spiral form, adding a sense of movement to the space.

Ash wood slats line the ceiling of these modern stairs in a restaurant. #WoodSlats #CeilingIdeas #ModernStairs

Outside, there’s a gently curving staircase that leads to the rooftop garden above the restaurant. Open to the public, the garden is a place where people can relax, raised up from the bustle of the busy square and road below.

There's a gently curving staircase that leads to the rooftop garden above this modern restaurant. Open to the public, the garden is a place where people can relax, raised up from the bustle of the busy square and road below. #ExteriorStairs #Architecture #Stairs

The garden features timber decking, while large planters embedded within the spiraling shape of the building, introduce diverse and luscious herbal planting, promoting biodiversity and creating a comfortable environment.

This modern rooftop garden features timber decking, while large planters embedded within the spiraling shape of the building, introduce diverse and luscious herbal planting, promoting biodiversity and creating a comfortable environment. #RooftopGarden #RooftopDeck #RestaurantRooftop #Landscaping

At night, soft external lighting highlights the shape of the restaurant and the rooftop.

At night, soft external lighting highlights the shape of this modern restaurant and its rooftop. #ModernRestaurant #ExteriorLighting #Architecture
Photography by James Brittain | Architect: Nex—| Landscape Architect: Bradley Hole Schoenach BHSLA | Project Manager: Capital and Provincial | Pre-Tender: Equals Consulting | Construction: TTPP | Structural Engineer: AKTII, London | MEP Engineer: E&M Tecnica, London | Lighting: DHA Design, London | Planning Consultant: Gerald Eve | Principal Designer: Nex— | Contractors: Westgreen