Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian / Azovskiy Pahomova Architects

Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian, Azovskiy Pahomova Architects

Architects: Azovskiy Pahomova Architects
Project: Kinza Cafe
Area: 49 sq.m.
Location: San Sebastian/Donostia, Spain
Realization: 2017
Photography: Iñaki Caperochipi

San Sebastian the city in the Basque Country is a unique place with many attractions, picturesque beaches and, of course, colorful restaurants, cafes and bars. We had an excellent opportunity to develop the design of an institution located on one of the bustling and busy streets of the city. San Sebastian is considered the culinary and gastronomic capital of Spain, so here are concentrated many establishments with Michelin stars.

Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian, Azovskiy Pahomova Architects 1

The name of the KINZA cafe displays a culinary direction, combining spices and herbs of Spain, France and Bali. It is worth paying due attention to the choice of location, since the institution is located in the corner part of the street, where there is constant traffic, and the number of people wishing to visit the new place was already considerable even during the shooting of the object.

Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian, Azovskiy Pahomova Architects 2

The total area of the restaurant is 49 square meters. m, of which 26 square. m are assigned to the hall, and, despite the small space, it was possible to arrange a sufficient number of seats. We tried to give the institution a special atmosphere, in which there is lightness and ease.

Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian, Azovskiy Pahomova Architects 3

A special feature of the interior was the wall, finished with a textured glass with a spray coating from the Oltreluce collection, designed by the Italian designer Michele de Lucca. Embossed drawings made on the mirror create an amazing play of light and shadow, and also successfully dissipate and reflect light, adding volume to the hall.

Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian, Azovskiy Pahomova Architects 4

Particularly noteworthy is the bar countertop and chairs made of Balinese wood, from which the table top under the sink in the bathroom is also made. By the way, the bathroom is made in accordance with European standards for people with disabilities. It is equipped with a touch door, special handrails, a touchscreen and a button for an emergency ambulance.

Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian, Azovskiy Pahomova Architects 5

Atmosphere in the hall is complemented by authentic lamps of the 50’s, purchased in the store next door. The accent color was made green, which is present not only in furniture decoration, but also supported by gardening. An interesting point – as it turned out, we were the first in the whole city who used micro cement with chips for finishing the floor in the institution. P.S. Do not forget to add to the MUST VISIT list in Spain one more item called KINZA!

Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian, Azovskiy Pahomova Architects 6

Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian, Azovskiy Pahomova Architects 7

Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian, Azovskiy Pahomova Architects 8

Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian, Azovskiy Pahomova Architects 9

Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian, Azovskiy Pahomova Architects 10

Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian, Azovskiy Pahomova Architects 11

Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian, Azovskiy Pahomova Architects 12

Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian, Azovskiy Pahomova Architects 13

Kinza Cafe in San Sebastian, Azovskiy Pahomova Architects 14

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Greenwich Village Residence – A Smart Combination of Two Apartments

Instead of moving to a bigger space, the best option for this Greenwich Village client was to acquire the unit next door and combine two apartments into one.

Living Levels Residence by Oza Sabbeth Architects

This 4,500 Square Feet house was designed and built for a family of four. It is situated at the intersection of two large farm fields and a small naturally occurring basin in Sagaponack, New York. The farms result in large watersheds. Coupled with the Basin, the site becomes quite topographically challenging.

La Ruina Habitada by Jesus Castillo Oli

La Ruina Habitada is located in the town of Porquera de los Infantes (Palencia), in the region of Valdivia, Spain, historically known for being...

Upholstery inspired by the Crazy Years: The Twenties collection

The Twenties collection represents the concretization of the collaboration between Missana, a spanish workshop with people in love with upholstery and the Masquespacio consultants...

An Extensive Renovation of a Tiny Weatherboard Beach Shack

Designed by Auhaus Architecture, Barow House is an extensive renovation of a tiny weatherboard beach shack in Barwon Heads, Victoria, Australia. Description by Auhaus: The...

Artland Home in Shanghai by Topos Design Clans

Invited by the Chinese space design and renovation TV program“Change your life”, TOPOS DESIGN CLANS designed an unique home art studio,which is an artland making life better. The site is a rental apartment with 80 square meters, located in a high-rise building on Fengyang Road, where is the old downtown of Shanghai.