Almaz by Momo Abu Dhabi

A north African restaurant with exuberant Moroccan-inspired interiors, courtesy of Annabel Karim Kassar of AKK Architects. What began as a single large room has been divided up into several more intimate spaces, including a juice bar and bistro, with different aesthetic treatments for each. The eye is guided through the space by the multi-coloured timber ceiling and hexagonal oak parquet floor, which is scattered with insertions of tiles in contrasting cement and shiny copper. Throughout, there is a vibrant play of colour and pattern, with reflection and sparkle brought by the mirrored elements and a textural richness that comes from the opulent textiles and Moroccan zellige tiles.

Architect and project manager: Rabih Zeidan                    Interior architect: Violaine Jeantet

Architect and FF&E: Nehmat Alameh                                  Lighting design: Alain Pin

Photography: Georges Fessy/Tony Elieh

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