Converting a historic building in the heart of Zamalek in a way that honors the buildings integrity, while updating the space to give it a modern and up-to-date feel was the core of this project. Mazura was responsible for all wood work, including the the intricate wall claddings with indirect lighting found in the main reception.
Using walnut wood throughout the space, with sporadic use of oak, the space was meant to be warm, impressive and welcoming. The intricate pattern created by the wood was made possible with the way the wood was cut and the angles it was placed in. In direct lighting was built in behind the space giving it a little more drama and light.
The wood counter in the kitchenette matches the rest of the wood, but was given a glossy finish for protection as well making the kitchen a clean feel.
The shelving unit, also using the Oak wood used throughout, is floor to ceiling. The extra height used single pieces of wood, really exposing the beauty of the walnut used.
The modern look to the historic building was created using the walnut and mixing with modern black acrylic paneling. Used through all doors, windows and walkways, the wood and acrylic option is a mirror to the metal work found on the walls & ceilings.
The photo shows how we intergraded the patterned cladding with the walk way frames. The finished product gave the client a divider that looks substantial while integrating both elements in a sleek way.