According to NAAW Studio, the restaurant re-examines the TurkSib Workers’ House’s social context by contrasting the original ornamentation with playful, contemporary details informed by Almaty’s surroundings.
Studio NAAW uncovered soviet-era details in a Kazakhstan restaurant interior
“We wanted to ensure that the interior did not romanticise the legacy of the colonial era, but at the same time did not deny it,” NAAW co-founder Elvira Bakubayeva told Dezeen.
“When we found the original ceiling mouldings and capitals in a dilapidated state underneath the suspended ceiling panels
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