Civil Engineering and Architecture Vol. 9(1), pp. 23 - 41
DOI: 10.13189/cea.2021.090103
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Comparative Study on Restaurants' Furniture: Ginkgo and Niazi's Restaurants in Famagusta, Cyprus


Ejeng Ukabi *, Huriye Gurdalli
Faculty of Architecture, Near East University, Nicosia/Near East Boulevard, TRNC, 99138, Turkey

ABSTRACT

The role of furniture in commercial spaces supports the diversity of human interactions. Beyond the user's importance, furniture also reflects cultures and exerts psychological influences on people at different levels of social stratification. The style tells about a period, and its arrangement with form can contribute to the restaurant's ambiance. Today, restaurants have become an integral part of the urban space's functioning in food servicing provision and in conjunction with other subsidiary functions like Cafe to ease users' taste and intentions. This paper aims to identify the similarities and differences in the furniture used in two restaurants with different construction periods and districts-historical and modern within a city, Ginkgo Restaurant and Niazi's Restaurant in Famagusta-Cyprus. The study will also consider the spatiality of the restaurants and their synthesis with the outdoor space. The paper adopts a case-oriented approach, a thorough physical assessment of the indoor and outdoor spatiality of the restaurants selected. The techniques included field sketches/preparation of measured drawings and making field notes complemented by taking photographs. This comparative furniture analysis highlights public consciousness for tourists, designers, students, and Public-Private Partnership for cities undergoing urban change to pay attention to restaurant spaces as a proponent to sustainable urban health.

KEYWORDS
Interior elements, Furniture, Restaurant trend, Seating, Spatiality, Ginkgo Restaurant, Niazi’s Restaurant

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(a). IEEE Format:
[1] Ejeng Ukabi , Huriye Gurdalli , "Comparative Study on Restaurants' Furniture: Ginkgo and Niazi's Restaurants in Famagusta, Cyprus," Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 23 - 41, 2021. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2021.090103.

(b). APA Format:
Ejeng Ukabi , Huriye Gurdalli (2021). Comparative Study on Restaurants' Furniture: Ginkgo and Niazi's Restaurants in Famagusta, Cyprus. Civil Engineering and Architecture, 9(1), 23 - 41. DOI: 10.13189/cea.2021.090103.