Portal 92 has designed a cafe in Moradaba, India that features an outdoor terrace complete with maze-like terracotta walls that evokes the feeling of being in an Indian village.
Made up of outdoor and indoor spaces, the elevated terrace features terracotta-coloured plaster walls that serve multiple functions such as framing the outdooe the bar, and doubling as seating solutions and planters that are filled with local foliage - all of which have been carefully curated to generate an image of a rural Indian settlement.
The indoor eating area is set inside a monolithic concrete and glass structure, which overlooks the terrace, while a terracotta and local Kadappa stone staircase connects the two level of the Village Cafe.
The terracotta plaster adds a sense of warmth and vibrancy to the outdoor space, contrasting with the white walls that surround the boundary of the site. The terrace's flooring comprises inlaid broken slabs of local Kadappa stone, that continues onto the staircase.
The interior of the cafe features exposes concrete and white plaster, creating an open space that contrasts with the vibrancy of the terrace, featuring hanging lights carved from wood.