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. It covers a total area of 592 square meters and it’s situated in a two-storey building to create a casual and communal atmosphere.
The atmosphere inside is appealing 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 and trellises where the outdoor area is fitted with several large cushioned benches. This way the delimitation between the spaces is visible but there’s also a sense of continuity.
The semi-private dining areas on the second floor are enclosed with antique door and window frames to lend intimacy and privacy to the space.
The interior of the restaurant is very personalized. Many of the furniture pieces were created specifically for the project, capturing the island’s artisanal culture of one-of-a-kind customization.
The window trellises act as a geometric wall feature and room divider. They add character to this place and a touch of antique style into an overall contemporary space.
All these elements combine beautifully and manage to impress but not in a sumptuous or opulent way. The restaurant reflects the modern Indonesian identity.