ARCHPOINT Zodiac Pan-Asian Bistro
Zodiac Pan-Asian Bistro is Bronze Design Award winner in 2013 - 2014 Interior Space and Exhibition Design Award Category.
Zodiac Pan-Asian Bistro

The project started in February 2013, the restaurant was opened in December 2013. The idea was to open a pan-asian modern restaurant with author's cuisine with an interior simple as it can be, but attractive as it can be as well. We used only compact and simple decisions, only natural materials, only simple forms. The cusine and the interior works together.The space of the restaurant is located between the face of a historical mansion of Smolensky gallery and the New mall’s wall, covered by mutual solid glass roof. One of the core ideas of the project is landscaping of the wall 12 m high and

Zodiac Pan-Asian Bistro
ARCHPOINT Pan-Asian Bistro

First of all our design bureau prefers public interiors over private ones. Well, there is a great difference whether your project is seen and admired by one family – or by hundreds of people every day! When you work on a private house or an apartment you are customer-oriented and it is not for your own self that you are trying hard. You need to get under the person’s skin and produce a residence where this person will be comfortable. You need to be a psychologist, because otherwise it won’t work and the house will be beautiful but unlived-in. why it happens this way is beyond me, but most of the time people require detailed getting into their preferences, interests, and lifestyle. Naturally, there are some sure moves that we now use, now try to get away from. For example, wooden floors are always popular in restaurants and light-colored interiors work well. White tablecloths are another great thing. Even when you are passing by a restaurant, look inside and see white tablecloths – you automatically think they will feed you well here. This is sheer psychology working. Then there are things we try not to do. Any imitation used to be an absolute no-no for me. I don’t appreciate fake at all. If it looks like stone – it should be stone, if it seems to be concrete – it should be concrete, and of it presents itself as wood – then we use wood. A natural interior demands sincerity. In the European part of Russia and CIS, the level is generally growing. For instance, the Ukraine us spurring up quite a bit. There are rather many interesting interiors in Kiev. Naturally, capitals are a little different, everything is more advanced there than out in the regions, and a demand for such premises is greater there leading to their greater number. Overall, to my viewpoint, Russian public interiors are better off than the residential ones, as they are highly visible, discussed by people and the competition is more rigorous. | Of course, there is specific fashion both in the global and local interior market. Fashion is always there and some most current trends always exist. We try not to follow it blindly while being at least in the trend. Because of this, I think, our projects never become outdated and stay up-to-date. On the other hand, our eateries, unfortunately, do not operate as long as they could have, although they are capable of staying cuttingedge fashionable for a long while.


ZODIAC project is a new one from the "White Rabbit family" - the family of the most popular Moscow restaurants, managed by Mr. B.Zarkov, which are all realized by architectural bureau ARCHPOINT. ARCHPOINT architectural bureau specializes in architecture and design. It creates unique spaces of leisure and private interiors. Over 10 years of fruitful work and more than 120 projects realised in Moscow and St. Petersburg, Sochi and Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Astana, Dubai and Odessa. Almost most of the famous Moscow restaurants are designed by the team of ARCHPOINT. Company’s founder and permanent co-author of all the projects is Valery Lizunov, chief architect. Many of his works have become legendary. ARCHPOINT is much more than just an architect bureau. It guarantees that your project will be unique. You will get the design that both you and your business will profit from. Today, ARCHPOINT design studio employs more than 30 staff members. Provides a comprehensive range of architectural and design services. Bureau has designed both places known to everyone and a host of little-known objects of private (residential) architecture and representative offices. ARCHPOINT is the leader of the Moscow market of “five-star” design bureaus. Its partners are the leading manufacturers and suppliers of furniture and décor items all over the world. It co-operates with foreign and Moscow factories and tailors and enjoys the premium products and decisions for all its projects.