In the world of design, every challenge sparks innovation. It's about how creatively we navigate through problems and overcome constraints. The Jeghier Architect team was entrusted by our client to breathe new life into a long-neglected warehouse, transforming it into a vital support facility for a resort nestled in Putrajaya, Malaysia.
This dormant warehouse, now revitalized, posed structural challenges that spurred our team into action. Our approach involved a meticulous assessment of the building's integrity, leading us to a visionary concept: repurposing the existing structure to accommodate a fully equipped kitchen, storage, and all the essential elements for the restaurant.
Beyond mere functionality, we recognized the importance of inclusive amenities. The addition of thoughtfully designed restroom facilities for all, including those with disabilities, was prioritized. Furthermore, we established an office space and lockers for the restaurant staff, enhancing both practicality and convenience.
The pièce de résistance of this design narrative lies in the creative use of shattered glass salvaged from the warehouse's discarded doors and windows. Each fragment, meticulously cut into 10x10 cm pieces, became a canvas for an artist from Jogjakarta. Their skillful strokes turned these fragments into vibrant, unique pieces of art. These adorned glass pieces found their home on two central columns – integral structural pillars that couldn't be removed.
These columns, now transformed into towering features, stand as a testament to our commitment to inventive problem-solving. They not only add a touch of artistic flair but also serve as distinctive focal points, redefining the restaurant's identity. In essence, what initially seemed like an obstacle became a source of inspiration, resulting in a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience at Verandah Restaurant.