Why build a restaurant with a log frame
15.12.2016 by Maria TurenkovA
Prospering restaurants are not visited only for the great food. The service, atmosphere, location and the restaurant building itself complement the taste of the meal. The cornerstone of a memorable customer experience is a restaurant concept that takes all these features into account.
Restaurant Ryba na Dache in St. Petersburg area Russia has a welcoming country house atmosphere that draws the customers in. View Case study
When creating a new restaurant building, inviting design cannot be forgotten. Attractive exteriors and cosy interiors are easily created with natural wood, with a modern twist. The most effective way to use wood in restaurants is to build them with a log frame. The walls made of solid wood serve as exterior cladding and interior decoration at the same time – or alternatively the log frame can be easily combined with other building materials such as stone, steel and glass.
Choices for natural restaurant architecture
The material choices communicate the restaurant’s brand and values: solid wood connects the building with the themes of nature, ecology and comfort. Solid wood also provide excellent opportunities for creative architecture: the frame of the building is made of solid wood, but the look can vary from contemporary designs to traditional cottage styles. It all depends on the chosen concept and the creativity of the design.
Restaurant Huili in Järvenpää, Finland offers nature experiences within a city. View Case study
At best, the architecture of the restaurant prompts interesting discussions among the brunch, lunch and dinner guests. How does the building fit with its surroundings, how does it convey the story behind the restaurant concept? Is the interior decoration in line with the menu and service? Wood is an emotional material – so why not utilise it to create and share feelings!
Functional and flexible log frame
For an investor, there is one main reason to choose a log frame for a restaurant building: ROI. Why not choose tested structures that allow various design styles and offer reliable functionality and overall cost-efficiency? These benefits are valid throughout the planning and building phase as well as during the use of the building. All these features have a positive impact on ROI.
This is one of the beauties of building with logs: the design options allow different styles and environments, from urban centres to natural spaces. Furthermore, the material provides advantages ranging from architectural flexibility to excellent functionality, from outstanding reputation to practical cost-efficiency. All of these are important factors for both the investor and the restaurant entrepreneur.
The key advantages of a log frame:
- Freedom of design: Non-settling log structures offer architectural freedom and combine nicely with other building materials
- Functionality: Durable and safe structures provide security on the long term
- Reputation: Natural, healthy and ecological materials strengthen the restaurant’s concept and brand
- Cost-efficiency: Log buildings are effective to produce, fast to build and easy to maintain with reasonable operating costs
Country house with Italian cuisine
A perfect spot for a break – Restaurant Ryba Na Dache engages its visitors with natural values. Situated by the River Sestra outside of St. Petersburg, Russia, Ryba Na Dache offers an easy escape from the hectic life of the metropolis.
Restaurant Ryba na Dache exudes relaxed country-house charm. View Case Study
This is a place worth visiting: the short walk from the parking lot guides you through a beautiful, calming birch forest. Soon you see a large, inviting building with an informal cottage style. This two-storey restaurant is large on the inside, and you are welcomed by cosy interiors with a fireplace and a home library.
Large windows provide a nice view of the forest and the river while you enjoy your meal. You can also choose to experience the surrounding nature on the extensive outside terrace.
A unique log restaurant can have a look and feel that is either modern or traditional. Take a look at some of the other Honka cases in the field of hospitality – they can give you a hint of the range of opportunities available for your next project.
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