The architectural office Minas Kosmidis Architects designed “La Cage Noire” in Komotini, a nightclub for all seasons.
The design of the building is demarcated from the rectangular floor plan resulting in a monolithic volume with strong symbolism. The name of the club, ‘the black cage’, was the initial inspiration for the design and directed the central idea. The next move for the ‘cage’ narrative is the release of wildness; this sense is depicted through the portraits of wildlife dominating the space. This vital concept is combined with the liquid element and the vegetation at the entrance. The natural relief is attributed to the wall coverings as well as to the geometry of the shapes used. Particular emphasis is given on the grid found in various parts of the project simulating the idea of the cage. The whole design follows simple and strict engravings, with monolithic monochromatic surfaces and clear geometric volumes. The color palette is dominated with black and gray, creating surfaces that act as a neutral canvas in order to highlight the lighting. The open roof – the skyview, is one of the most dynamic features of the club, marking the opening of the ‘black cage’ to nature.
Photographer: Stefanos Tsakiris
Photo Edit: Christos Kaligos
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