A NEIGHBOURHOOD RESTO/BAR
Huis Clos, which stands for “behind closed doors”, is also an expression used in scenarios where the action takes place in one single room. In regards to this restaurant/bar located in the Villeray sector of Montreal, we designed a raw, industrial, mechanical setting… somewhat like a submarine.
Starting with the ceilings reminding turbulent waters seen from a low-angle shot, we took the challenge of conjuring up images of the sea witnessed from the inside. The reflective surfaces and the lamps evoke an aquatic environment. The space, though narrow and linear, was designed to create many subsections where people can gather in small groups.
FOCUS ON THE KITCHEN
The kitchen, which we wanted fresh and evident, is the focal point that appears at the far end of the space. Open, luminous and lively, it reveals itself as an important element of the experience the visitor is about to live when he enters the Huis Clos.