The Chocolate shaped building: Bize d’Amour Chocolaterie
Inspired by the shape of broken chocolate, the Bize d’Amour is an iconic building in the heart of the Black sea
The Bize d’Amour, located in Odessa Ukraine is a state of the art chocolaterie designed by the Ukraine based architects Jk Lab. The chocolate shaped building is inspired by the appearance of chocolate when it is cut with a knife: random uneven edges.
The location of the Bize d’Amour is breathtaking as it is built on the coastal area on a hill and overlooks the panoramic view of the Black sea through its windows.
The asymmetrical structure of the chocolate shaped building by Jk Lab Architects is divided into two floors: the first floor is a confectionery with freshly baked tempting croissants, cakes and handmade chocolate.
While the second floor is a museum of modern confectionery where visitors can learn more about the art. Another resemblance to the chocolate pores is the lights used to illuminate the facade which is made of a modern exterior material.
The strategic lighting changes the appearance of the building during the night and attracts the attention of visitors. The white elements in the interiors of the Bize d’Amour remind us of the white nougat while the delicate brass details take you back to the feeling of opening a chocolate wrapped in golden foil.
“Our goal is conscious design: to reinvent space, to bring together man with nature, strives for harmony of comfort, benefit and beauty. This is what we did with the chocolate shaped building idea” says Jk Lab