Bold colors and intriguing shapes work in harmony at HP Pechersk, a striking F&B concept located in Kiev, Ukraine. Designed by architects Aleksey Klimov and Eugene Cherkas, the founders of Minsk, Belarus-based studio Atelier Prototipi, the multilevel space is just shy of 1,830 square feet and features an elongated layout, which results in new discoveries at every turn.
“The attractiveness of the interior lies in the three-level internal structure,” says Cherkas, “and the arrangement of the halls—interconnected by arched passages, where, despite the direction of movement, each hall opens up as a stage space.” The lower level consists of the kitchen, bar, and lounge area, with the dining area situated on the upper level.
A largely neutral palette of gray plaster walls and flooring is offset by richly hued plush upholstered furnishings, as well as the red marble-clad bar and stairs. “Green and blue tones are supported by a juicy red color,” Klimov says. “[The presence of color] in the interior is comparable to dot strokes in the picture, which births a new atmospheric mood.”
Polished brass detailing and statement-making light fixtures further promote the architects’ artistic vision. “The unique mirror effect of brass subtly reflects the beauty of natural stone,” continues Klimov. “We used the material in furniture to visually emphasize the geometric shapes.”
Although the floorplan yields sparse natural light, the space’s configuration was crafted to connect the interiors with the surrounding existing environment, pedestrian routes, and greenery. “This interaction is built on the interplay of contrasts,” says Klimov, “and this effect does not fade when viewed from the outside.”
At HP Pechersk, the unity of contrasting motifs and shades produces a sophisticated environment—or as Cherkas puts it: “Properly placed accents make for a well-written script with an addictive plot and bright, memorable roles.”