C O N C R E T E J U N G L E
Concrete Jungle Cafe is a modernised architectural concept based off the traditions of Yakiniku. Also refered to as Japenese BBQ, it invloves cooking bite size meat and fresh vegetables over gridirons and griddles over a flame of wood charcoals. At Concrete Jungle Cafe diners order prepared raw ingredients which grown fresh at the cafe. Diners are then able to pick their own herbs and cook this meal, which is prepared and brought to their table. They are then able to cook this on a griddle that has been built into the table. This concept was derived from the dichotomic relationships of nature and built environment, and also the Australian and Japenese culture. These concepts have been used to create a scheme to recreate a healthier more natural community in such a polluted and structurally built environment. While Chatswood Interchange is heavily reliant on the business of takeaway food, it is noticeable how socialisation has become stagnant and an unhealthy way of communicating. Concrete Jungle Cafe is designed to counteract these behaviours by inviting diners to re-establish an experiential moment with food and socialisation. As seem in the diagram it is ultimatelty a combination of nature, built structures and the reformation of communities that creates the Concrete Jungle Cafe.