Flanked by royal palms and bamboo, The Sacred Space Miami complex is nestled into an ordered landscape plan that is an extension of the interior environment and which will now serve as an entry oasis to a new restaurant, Plant Food + Wine, led by Chef Matthew Kenney. The outdoor garden serves as an integral element, blending interior and exterior space with a series of indoor and outdoor “dining rooms.” Distinguishing the restaurant’s indoor seating area, a bamboo fl oor and ceiling will connect to two facing walls with vertical panels of the same material interspersed with refl ective bronze mirror. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows open to fully merge this space with the outdoors, extending to a café with a deck of weathered ipe wood and a talipot palm tree, the largest of its species and with the largest leaf in the plant kingdom.
In addition to helming the Plant Food + Wine restaurant, Chef Matthew Kenney will also lead an on-site cooking school, the Matthew Kenney Culinary Academy that will have as its focus instruction in the preparation of vegan, plant-based cuisine. Visually integrated with the dining area, both the main kitchen and teaching Academy will be visible through a series of glass partition windows.
In the exterior space, an elongated refl ecting pool serves as a central element and connects two additional seating areas, one featuring the regular placement of potted guava trees and a diagonally-placed custom bench and the other an outdoor lounge space with a series of palm trees connected by lights. Each of these “rooms” possesses different elements that contribute to the multi-sensory experience of this series of indoor/outdoor spaces. A pocket sanctuary hidden among the industrial surroundings of the city’s burgeoning Wynwood area, The Sacred Space Miami was conceived as a warm environment, but with the fl exibility to be transformed for a variety of uses.
Material Used :
1. Wood Floor, Ceiling, Bar – Plyboo
2. Custom Light Pendants – Stickbulb by RUX
3. Chairs – Raphia chair, Design: LucidiPevere, Manufacturer: Casamania
4. Barstools - walnut
5. Cushion Fabric – Steelcut Trio by Kvadrat for Maharam
6. Track Lighting and Fixtures – Litelab
7. Bronze Mirror – Luminous Glass Distributors
8. Marble Bar and Table Tops – Mystery White from Tuscany Stone
9. Scrim – Basket Weave gold vinyl, Manufacturer: Kova Textiles
1. Pool Tile – American Glass Mosaics
2. Dining Chairs – Teatime, Designer and Manufacturer: Paola Lenti
3. Umbrellas – Brambella
4. Planters – Urban Stoneworks