Development and implementation of the original country complex Crazy BBQ project is the first major collaboration work of Ukrainian designers Yaroslav Galant – a married couple, Yaroslav and Ilona Galant.
Situated in the middle of a pine forest, the complex includes the main restaurant building, the Club House Crazy Hohols MFC building, an indoor fan zone for concerts and parties, an outdoor summer bar, three gazebos with barbecue, a playground, two tree-houses, an area for walking and a parking area for cars and motorbikes.
An industrial-vintage style of the complex combines parts from different cultures and times. To implement the idea, bricks and wood were borrowed from original buildings of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. These textured materials brought from different parts of Ukraine became the soul of the establishment.
Found in distant countries, iconic and recognisable objects from the past have been given a second life as unexpected pieces of furniture, decor and lighting. It seems that the components of this fascinating, history-citing space live their own life, giving the visitors an opportunity to become their observers and co-authors.
Thanks to a vertically placed forty-foot sea container, which has become a structural element of the restaurant building, the suburban complex is seen from afar. At the restaurant’s entrance, visitors are greeted by an Austrian steam engine dated by 1900, which now serves as a barbecue.
Stylized soft sofas and warm light of the central chandelier’s coloured decorative lampshades create almost home-like comfort, while the brutal factory aesthetics and bright coloured parts don’t get caught up in the banality of the comfort. Open and constructive solutions along with natural materials lend an authenticity and integrity to the building
The ‘Bikers Only’ format of the Club House Crazy Hohols MFC supports the industrial cosmopolitan style of the restaurant but has obvious differences from its surroundings. Developing a biker theme, the designers apply clubs’ symbols and colours with elements of the pin up culture. The vintage beer tower made from the legendary Motor Harley-Davidson WLA 42 became the centrepiece of the open space.
Images © Yaroslav Galant