YOD Group has completed its latest restaurant project, Terra, in the Lviv region of Ukraine. The 12,400-square-foot eatery immerses guests in a rich tapestry of color and texture that alludes to Western Ukraine’s natural landscape. “We borrowed the term from the wine industry and called our approach ‘terroir design,’” says YOD cofounder Volodymyr Nepyivoda. “How wine absorbs all the features of the land where the vine grew, our design mirrors the local vibe of the place where it was built.”
Custom brick columns are animated with the color of glass bottles amplified by internal lighting that emits of a soft green glow. The largest of the columns is home to a clandestine wine room, which is outfitted with a spiral staircase and shelving that displays 3,500 wine bottles. Terracotta hues throughout the interior also reinforce nature, while tiles are applied upon fireplaces and furnaces in homage to traditional Ukrainian interior design.
A key focal point of the ornate space, 2,000 glass slabs are installed across one wall of Terra. Select slabs are detailed with floristic patterns of imprinted local herbs to further infuse an intimate sense of place. Terra also comprises an expansive terrace as well, seamlessly extending from the dining room with an abundance of American sweetgum trees and framed natural vistas.