Topolopompo is a fire kitchen restaurant inspired by the exotic culinary traditions of the East. Its fire is omnipresent not only in every single dish but also physically as a prominent and active participant in space.
Inspired by landscapes of the East; fertile valleys, rice terraces and mountain tops, Topolopopo celebrates this morphology and introduces abundant possibilities for social gatherings along the route from the” valley” to the “mountain top”.
These social landscapes are dominated by a mythical Fire Dragon, the spirit behind Topolopompo. While It hovers all around the space veiling with its translucent golden tail the different landscapes, its movement brings about a rich sense of layering, mystery and ever changing presence of a primordial experience .
The alcohol venue of Topolopmpo is prevailed by the traditional steam-baskets laid one on top of the other, re-inventing function and suggesting a new breed of a cultural surface imprinted with hundreds of years of craft and cooking traditions and a journey through time and place.
Design Team: Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture LTD
Project Name: Topolopompo Fire Kitchen
Client: Chef Avi Comforti and Partners
Opening: October 2012
Photographer: Amit Geron
Total sqm: 535
Floor Covering: Hexagonal basalt tiles
Wall Covering: 3D concrete hexagonal tiles by Studio Craft (pattern by BK)
Ceilings: Acoustical ceiling
Lighting: Ailon Gavish / Studio Twilight
Chairs: Grand Prix provided by “the box”
Light Fixtures: Tom Dixon provided by Ilana Kalfon
Carpentry: Ronen Langliv / Hutz Etz
Special main toilet concrete sink: by Studio Craft (Design by BK)
Metal Work: Library by Bentzi Grinberg / Weiss Metal Work