There’s a new Doppio Zero in Jo’burg; the newly opened Blue Hills branch in Midrand and we’re taking you on a tour… Keeping true to the Doppio Zero style the new restaurant is refined industrial with elements of cement, wood, copper and exposed brickwork.

New Doppio Zero featuring Cemcrete off shutter CemPlaster feature walls

New Doppio Zero featuring Cemcrete off shutter CemPlaster feature walls
We chatted to Emma Spengler from Design Consultancy about the design of the Doppio Zero, Blue Hills.
How would you describe the style?
The key design intent of this concept was to create a space that is casual and comfortable. It does not necessarily follow a particular style, it had to more importantly, answer to the  requirement that a shop should be comfortable to sit in, even if it’s not full. The different finishes and furniture items should create talking points and intrigue. Rather than sticking to a few details there are various design elements and details that tie into each other to create a very rich and dynamic space. The life or death of a design is always in the small details.

New Doppio Zero featuring Cemcrete off shutter CemPlaster feature walls

Why did you specify Cemcrete off shutter CemPlaster?After using the wall product at another branch of Doppio Zero (Hazeldean in Silverlakes Pretoria) we were impressed with the end result and also the affordability of the product.

“You get a great impact on feature walls without breaking the bank and as cost is always a factor in building stores that are sure to return on the investment, both me as the designer and the client were very happy to use this product (off shutter Cemcrete CemPlaster) again.”

New Doppio Zero featuring Cemcrete off shutter CemPlaster feature walls
New Doppio Zero featuring Cemcrete off shutter CemPlaster feature walls
New Doppio Zero featuring Cemcrete off shutter CemPlaster feature walls
The name off shutter originates from a raw concrete look left after the shuttering, wood in planks or strips used as a temporary structure for fencing to contain setting concrete, is removed. CemPlaster in the colour Pavilion Grey was used to create the off shutter feature walls. CemPlaster is a coloured (available in a range of earthy colours) interior and exterior plaster-on wall coating that creates an attractive mottled finish and adds some texture to the surface. What makesCemPlaster the perfect product to create the off shutter look is that the blocks are created on site while the coating is still wet, allowing you to create blocks in the size and shape that you want. The blocks are imprinted into the wet CemPlasterusing a premanufactured mould.
New Doppio Zero featuring Cemcrete off shutter CemPlaster feature walls
New Doppio Zero featuring Cemcrete off shutter CemPlaster feature walls
New Doppio Zero featuring Cemcrete off shutter CemPlaster feature walls
New Doppio Zero featuring Cemcrete off shutter CemPlaster feature walls
New Doppio Zero featuring Cemcrete off shutter CemPlaster feature walls

The latest in trendy Doppio Zero style coupled with only the freshest and finest ingredients.  A wonderfully relaxed ambience and modern décor awaits you at Doppio Zero, Blue Hills.

Doppio Zero
Blue Hills Shopping Centre,
Cnr. Olifantsfontein Road and Africa View Drive,
Midrand

Interior Design by

Emma Spengler Design Consultancy
Emma Spengler Design Consultancy

Cemcrete application by
Cherubinos
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