Article by ADR contributor Emily Taliangis. Images courtesy of ROTHELOWMAN.
Julius Pizzeria is a rare example of pared-back design that shifts a diner’s experience to the sensory. ROTHELOWMAN, the practice behind the project, successfully ensures the key elements of building materials, design, and food work in synchronicity; but it’s all about the pizza.
The pizzeria and bar occupy the ground floor of a recently completed residential development, Austin, and the stripped-back facing of the original heritage building remains.
The repurposed building has been stripped back to its original envelope, revealing characteristic brickwork and a prominent archway that joins the restaurant and bar.
ROTHELOWMAN adopted a restrained approach in the project’s design, adding only what was absolutely necessary for the space to function effectively. The simple redbrick and black and brown palette is a nod to the building’s history, and allows the food to do the talking. The black-painted ceiling disappears, creating a sense of drama to be enjoyed by both families and romantic late-night diners alike.
The design has used non-synthetic materials exclusively; brickwork, concrete, timber, metal work and zinc-toned panelling create a rustic space that is both contemporary and traditional.
Take-away is available, but you’d be silly not to enjoy the sensory dine-in experience ROTHELOWMAN has created.