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A unique experience at Olivia, Austin, Texas


Austin-based architectural practice Michael Hsu Office of Architecture have completed the Olivia project. Completed in 2008, the contemporary restaurant can be found in Austin Texas, US.

This design for a ground up restaurant in south Austin creates a unique experience that establishes an intimate relationship between the patrons and one of Austin’s most talented chefs. The open kitchen is set off by a surround of organic wallpaper, clearly seen through the large corner glass opening to the street beyond. A wood ceiling of Douglas Fir brings inside to out and provides a rich, warm feeling throughout the restaurant. The roof extends to engage an adjacent outdoor dining terrace and garden.

The Olivia restaurant design is a great example of modern and fresh architecture. The contemporary Austin restaurant is a great place to socialise with friends and family in a modern environment that is inviting yet formal enough for drinks after work. We love the use of glass and the soaring, which gives the place a spacious an open feel to it.

Images courtesy of  Patrick Wong and Ryann Ford


Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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February 1, 2013 | Property | View comments

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