concrete develops concepts.
we develop them in architecture, interior design, urban development and brand development.
concrete unites people.
we work with a team of 46 multidisciplinary creatives as architects, interior designers and visual marketeers to help businesses and institutions.
concrete loves provoking, confusing, philosophizing, scale models, haute cuisine, burgers, and (most of all) shattering dogmas.
concrete provides solutions.
no grand theories or abstract ideas. just things that work.
concrete likes to let the work do the talking.
A typical Amsterdam building, narrow and deep
spaces fused together with different floor and ceiling
levels, provided the natural positioning for the
restaurant. The first part has a five-meter high
ceiling, making it the perfect setting for a bar, where
guests can order a fast espresso or have a drink at
the high bar tables. The second part is much lower
but twice as wide. The darkest part of the entire
building is the perfect kitchen location. The seating
area of the restaurant is opposite the kitchen with a
simple but flexible, trattoria-like table arrangement.
A large wooden cupboard across the whole
restaurant links all the spaces together and creates
a sense of order. The cupboard, created out of solid
pine wood for storage and display, transforms into
stairs to the mezzanine floor, the back of the bar,
a point of distribution for the food and a transparent
division between the boardroom and restaurant.
client / IQ creative