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TASTEFUL INTERIOR FOR A RESTAURANT

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The Colonel restaurant in Brussels, Belgium presents itself as a “beef specialist”. Besides the high-quality food and service, it offers its guests an eye-catching interior made with red bricks, laid in a special bond.
restaurant colonel modern red brick wall interior design
© Fred Sabion
restaurant colonel modern red brick wall structured detail view
© Fred Sabion
restaurant colonel modern red brick wall interior design
© Fred Sabion
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restaurant colonel modern red brick wall interior design
© Fred Sabion

TASTEFUL INTERIOR FOR A RESTAURANT

Public Use

The Colonel restaurant in Brussels, Belgium presents itself as a “beef specialist”. Besides the high-quality food and service, it offers its guests an eye-catching interior made with red bricks, laid in a special bond.

The Colonel is dedicated to quality meat, beef in particular, and pays tribute to regions in France that are well known for exceptional meat like Charolaise, Aubrac, Salers, Normande etc. You will find a wide variety of different sorts of meat on the menu, which are prepared in the open kitchen.

restaurant colonel modern red brick wall interior design
© Fred Sabion

ADDING A SPECIAL TOUCH
But that´s not the only thing that makes the Colonel unique. Strong values such as a can-do attitude and craftsmanship are blended with a contemporary design. In the decoration of the building, reference is made to the raw basic product, red beef. The choice of a terracotta tile floor and the striking red brick wall are therefore evident. It reinforces the customer’s sensual experience and provides a feel-good atmosphere. The brick wall pays homage to the BBQ and grill culture. The use of metals and the claustra masonry bond of the brick screen are reminiscent of a grill. The claustra effect also creates unique shades of light.

restaurant colonel modern red brick wall interior design
© Fred Sabion

INGENIOUS LACEWORK
Claustra, also known as Brazilian bond, stands for masonry in which only the ends of the facing bricks rest on the brick below. This creates openings that give the façade or wall a transparent character. The result is a combination of aspects that are oppositional: privacy and transparency, mass and emptiness, light and blinds, closure and ventilation. A special solution for a special restaurant.

restaurant colonel modern red brick wall structured detail view
© Fred Sabion
Facts & Figures
  • Project name
    Restaurant Colonel, Brussels, Belgium
  • Architect
    Dirk De Leeuw architects, Brussels in collaboration with Diego Carrion and Cécile Grosjean
  • Client
    BVO Food sprl
  • Used products

    Terca Egala Koraalrood

  • Year of completion
    2015
restaurant colonel modern red brick wall structured detail view

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Terca Egala Koraalrood – Netherlands