TASHAN

The Owner of the famed “Tiffin” Concept in Philadelphia, Munish Narula, was ready for a new step in his career and developed together with Chef Silva the “Indian Tapas” concept. Location; the 5000 sq.ft. space in the new Dranoff building on 777 Broad street in the Theatre district in Philadelphia. Archi-Tectonics created the design for Tashan, merging traditional Indian craft with a innovative, digital design. The result is a warm, sultry space with a relaxed lounge, a high-dining area, a communal dining table overlooking the open kitchen and last but not least; private dining in the wineroom.

A new spatial concept was inherent in the innovative cuisine proposed; intimate zones, each with their own dining experience were created. These “rooms” were both seperated and connected through laser cut patterned open wood screens, and oblique angles. The private dining can be closed by padded leather doors, providing a calm and quiet space perfect for a special evening. The communal dining room provides the “in the kitchen” effect, and is perfect for both large groups and individuals ready to meet other foodies. Highlight is the communal bathroom with glass bead walls and a large black shared washbasin in the middle. 

 Indirect light, differentiated ceiling levels, clear, translucent and colored glass panels, all help to create a very special atmosphere, hovering between a precious past and an exiting future. 

INFO

Client: Munish Narula

Project Type:  Restaurant, New Indian Tapas concept

Location: Theatre District Philadelphia, PA

Area: 5,000 sf // 464.5 m²

Status: Completed 2011

Design: Archi-Tectonics

Principal in charge: Winka Dubbeldam

Project Team: David Barr, Wilfredo Rodriguez, Thomas Woodcock, Ryan Henrickson, Gabriela Bruno, Alessandro Perinelli 

Architect of Record: Zimmers Associates 

 

 

Consultants:

Structural Engineers: Mulhern Kulp  

Mechanical Engineer: MPH Consulting Engineers

General Contractor: United American Builders 

Electrical: Mulhem Consulting Engineers 

Photography: Don Pearse Photographers

 

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