Porterhouse is a contemporary fusion restaurant located in Pantai Indah Kapuk, Indonesia. It was a project developed by Jakarta-based designer Alvin Tjitrowirjo of alvinT studio. The restaurant has a very interesting interior. It covers a total area of 592 square meters and it’s situated in a two-storey building with an overall casual look.
The atmosphere inside is inviting and casual and the interior design invites to socialization. There are several distinct areas inside the restaurant but, instead of adding walls and segmenting the space, the architect decided to use see-through frames. This way the delimitation between the spaces is visible but there’s also a sense of continuity. The whole dining area is a demi-private space. This volume is located on the second floor of the building and enclosed with antique door and window frames that create a lovely intimate atmosphere.
As you can see, the interior is very personalized. Most of the furniture was custom made and created specifically for this project in order to capture the essence of the restaurant and to bring some of the island’s culture inside. The other elements, such as the window trellises, are also interesting pieces that serve as geometrical room dividers and wall features. They add character to this place and a touch of antique style into an overall contemporary space. The style combine beautifully and manage to impress but not in a sumptuous or opulent way. The restaurant remains a casual space with a stylish interior.