Alef Bet Culinary School | Stephane Malka

• November 1, 2009

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Alef Bet Culinary School, image courtesy of Stephane Malka

Paris-based Stephane Malka has designed the Alef Bet Culinary School located in Paris, France.

The colors made sense instantly; White for the abstract space of the blank, the ante-genesis of the writing itself. Red for the flame letters, core of the alcoves and the floor.

Stéphane Malka

+ Project description courtesy of Stephane Malka

The Alef Bet genesis is the Alpha & the Beta, the Alphabet itself. This place is devoted to the learning of the “jewish” food, roots and ramifications.

Rebuild the culinary alphabet in a modern way, based on the traditions. The influence of the design came from the flame letters, the hebrew anciens letters from the book of the books.

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Alef Bet Culinary School, image courtesy of Stephane Malka

The colors made sense instantly; White for the abstract space of the blank, the ante-genesis of the writing itself. Red for the flame letters, core of the alcoves and the floor.

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Alef Bet Culinary School, image courtesy of Stephane Malka

The light scenography changes the wall colors from abstract white to a burning red as the nights sleeps throught, as a physical representation of the Hebrew lunar calendar.

The bar seems to float into another dimension, talking about time. Red flames letters pushes the wall’s limits and creating alcoves. The ceiling is torn by a fluid movement, followed by the bright red concrete floor bringing the energy over the inside part, as an incitation to discover the introspective spaces.

Stephane Malka’s works has, since he has started graffiti in 1986, been a love affair for the calligraphy, the structure of the letter itself, it’s own architecture and equilibrium has leaded him to seek for more into architectural studies, in order to bring to another dimension the architectural alphabet, exploring new worlds, seeking for hibryd form and meta-spaces.

+ Project credits / data

Architect: Stéphane Malka - Architecte D.P.L.G.
Project: Alef Bet Culinary School
Location: 25, rue galande – Paris
Size: 250m2
Program: Restaurant, bar, coffee shop, fooding lessions & tableware furnitures

+ All images courtesy of Stephane Malka
Alef Bet Culinary School, image courtesy of Architecte D.P.L.G.

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  1. James Houston says:

    Excellent futuristic design, yet punchy and colorful.
    Amazing school !