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Cooking for Jamie

Part 1 Project 2004
Danni Tan
Kate McAleer
University of Auckland Auckland New Zealand
The concept is concerned with the time sequence of having a meal from the appertiser to the main and the desert.
The site is at the junction of two roads-Kyberpass and Boardway.
The corridor bar faces one of the main roads and it describes its threshold condition and therfore achieves the sense of a strong appertiser, " baked sardine".

The key idea behind the organization of the main dining space is "heat and roasting".
The bistro faces Broadway which has Jamie 's cooking performance on its upper level, it creates a mediated theatrical effect.

Danni Tan
Kate McAleer


Students were given a set brief to accommodate a restaurant, bistro, and temporary accommodation for Jamie Oliver. The task was to select a site in central Auckland anchored in its environment by reference to the urban context and to develop a concept in response to Jamie’s (mediated) personality. Thus, a normal restaurant was not called for but an interpretation through design of his attitude to life and cooking, proposing a connection between the processes of cooking and building, to achieve an individual design scheme on that basis. The students were required to cook and serve dishes from Jamie’s books.


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