在主厨Shirel Berger的主持下，Opa餐厅于2018年9月正式对外开业，这间餐厅致力于创造一个完全依靠精致的美食和各式各样的植被打造而成的体验式空间。为了确保这一愿景能够从头到尾贯穿设计的每一个元素，这座位于以色列特拉维夫的Opa餐厅请来了建筑师和室内设计事务所Vered Kadouri和Craft & Bloom，进行本项目的设计；值得一提的是，这两家事务所都以其对现代设计的热爱和对当地天然材料的深入研究而闻名。
这间餐厅位于特拉维夫市（Tel Aviv）繁华但非常杂乱的Levinsky市场内，可容纳35人同时入座就餐。其基地环境的真实性非常迷人，但同时也为设计师们带来了直接而明显的设计挑战：如何在一条杂乱的、以批发式店铺和酒窖式角落商店为标志的街道上创造一个精致的用餐环境。为了创造出理想的外观造型，建筑师Kadouri和事务所Craft & Bloom拆除了所有的原有金属格栅和透明窗户，并安装上覆以天然饰面的玻璃和石膏板组合构件，从而将整个临街立面封闭起来。最终的形式与其说是餐厅入口，倒不如说是一间艺术画廊的入口。这一形式营造出一种亲密且具有安全感的空间效果，不仅可以消除街道上的噪音，还能将客人与混乱的外部环境隔绝开来。由此，Opa餐厅成了“乱世”中的一片净土。
▼餐厅外观，采用覆以天然饰面的玻璃和石膏板将整个临街立面封闭起来，exterior view, the combination of the glass and drywall painted in a natural finish closes off the entire street-facing facade
Helmed by Chef Shirel Berger, Opa opened its doors in September 2018 with the goal of creating a culinary experience inspired entirely by the exquisite beauty and range of the plant kingdom. To ensure that this vision permeated through every design element, Opa tapped architect and interior designer, Vered Kadouri, and Telavivian design house, Craft & Bloom; both of whom are known for their love of modern design and their thoughtful use of local, natural materials.
The 35-seat restaurant is located in Tel Aviv’s bustling but decidedly ramshackle Levinsky Market. This setting, while charming in its authenticity, posed an immediate and obvious design challenge: how does one create a re- fined dining experience on a derelict street that is otherwise marked by wholesale storefronts and bodega-style corner stores? In order to create the desired look, Kadouri and Craft & Bloom closed off the entire street-facing facade by removing all the existing metal grates and transparent windows and installed a combination of glass and drywall painted in a natural finish. The outcome: an entrance resembling that of an art gallery rather than a restaurant. This decision provided an intimate, womb-like effect that dulled out street noise and separated guests from the unruly outside world. Opa became a peaceful cocoon amidst the chaos.
▼餐厅室内和透明的厨房，the interior view of the restaurant and its transparent kitchen
▼餐厅室内，interior view of the restaurant
Watching Berger, (27) in the kitchen is equivalent to watching an artist with her paintbrush. Her stunning, minimalist plates and splendid, local ingredients demanded an exposed kitchen where guests could bear witness to her nightly performances, executed with stirring emotion and intense focus. The glass-enclosed kitchen is positioned rather assertively near the entrance of the restaurant, making it clear to arriving guests that the food is at the forefront. Berger’s workstation, which juts out beyond the glass, is level to the guests’ countertop seating, putting her on the same plane as her patrons. This was done purposefully to honor Shirel’s central vision and philosophy behind the restaurant: that Opa be a place where food is consumed as much with the eyes as it is with the stomach, and quality ingredients are prepared with respect, care, and transparency.
▼餐厅局部，厨房由玻璃围合而成， partial interior view, the kitchen is enclosed by glass
▼用餐空间局部和厨房，厨房内的操作台超过玻璃隔墙向外延伸变成餐桌台面，partial dining area and the kitchen, the workstation in the kitchen juts out beyond the glass, becoming level to the guests’ countertop seating
▼用餐空间局部细节，partial interior view of the dining area
▼从收银台看用餐空间，viewing the dining area from the checkout counter
在变成Opa餐厅前，这个建筑空间只是一个具有难看外观的黑暗且狭窄的储存单元。因此，Kadouri和Craft & Bloom决定在餐厅后面的露台上安装了一个规模可观的天窗，以确保室内空间能够有充足的自然光线，从而为植物提供一个舒适的栖息地。同时，这个室内露台为这个精致的用餐空间增添了些许休闲元素，让餐厅更适合年轻的用餐者。墙壁的饰面采用原色的天然石膏抹面，从而展现出材料本身的美感。墙壁和地板上精细而自然的纹理营造出一种温暖且闲适的氛围，充分尊重了设计者对极简主义的喜爱。此外，餐厅的托盘也采用一系列中性色调，如柔和和桃色和裸色、温暖的灰色以及浅色木材等。
At the start, beyond the unsightly facade, was a dark and cramped storage unit. Kadouri and Craft & Bloom decided to install a sizable skylight above the patio at the back of the restaurant to flood the space with natural light and provide a livable habitat for plant life. This indoor patio added a casual element to the fine dining experience – making the restaurant more approachable for younger diners. The walls were uniformly finished with a natural plaster sans color; a celebration of the beauty of the material itself. The subtle but naturally-occurring texture of the walls and flooring contributed to a warm and informal atmosphere that still honored the design trio’s affinity for minimalism. The restaurant’s neutral color pallet includes subdued hues of peach and nudes, warm grays, and light woods.
▼从餐厅室内看后方的庭院，viewing the patio at the back of the restaurant from the interior restaurant
▼餐厅局部和其带天窗的室内露台，partial interior view of the restaurant and its indoor patio with a skylight
▼餐厅后方的露台，天窗确保室内空间能够有充足的自然光线，the patio at the back of the restaurant with the skylight to flood the space with natural light
▼露台空间细节，details of the patio
Berger的烹饪理念和工艺过程极大程度地激发了本项目的设计灵感：极简、干净、采用当地材料、低调但优雅。像主厨Shirel Berger一样，Kadouri和Craft & Bloom也专注于研究一系列无瑕疵的材料，同时探索如何才能使它们有机地共同协作。他们相信，只有当原材料需要伪装的时候，建筑师才需要设计过分夸张的造型，就像为了掩盖食材的不新鲜而下猛料一样。但是在Opa餐厅内，所有的元素都以其原本的面貌，在这个极简的空间中闪耀着。
The space’s design was greatly inspired by Berger’s cuisine and process: minimal, clean, locally-sourced, and with an air of understated elegance. Like Shirel, Kadouri and Craft & Bloom believe in focusing on impeccable materials and exploring the ways in which they work organically together. Over-styling, much like over-spicing, is only necessary when the bare ingredients are in need of clever disguise. In the case of Opa, every element shines in its simplicity.
▼首层平面图，ground floor plan
Local materials include:
Hevron stone for the inner patio, hand cut just 25 minutes outside of the city
Decorative lights designed by Craft & Bloom & Vered Kadouri, made by a local craftsman in Jaffa Artisanal soap from a local grooming company, Maapilim
An ornamental indoor olive tree that emits a feeling of nostalgia and represents the Mediterranean kitchen Ceramic Tableware by local ceramicist Merav Waldman
Ceramic vases by local ceramicist Leehee of Out Wandering Ceramics
Plants and vases by nursery Hakfar Hahadash
Chairs from Pick Up