Located in the suburbs of Pristina in an idyllic and picturesque setting Manor House is a restaurant worthy of its name. Arriving there is a beautiful experience as you cross a pond and are accompanied by bird songs. The road to the restaurant itself serves as a prequel to a beautiful experience.
The entire space is arranged around the bar placed in the middle of the restaurant. Behind the bar there is another section/room named "Whiskey Room” which is intended for people coming to have a quiet drink and don’t wish to dine. In this section only alcoholic beverages and finger food is served. On the other hand, the majority of the tables are round tables for four to six people, mixed with tables for two which provide the flexibility of attaching to one another to form tables that accommodate more people. Since in Kosovo it is customary to go out to dinners in large groups this was a way blending architecture with the needs of the residents but always preserving its design. The lights are movable as well in a rail system so according to displacement of the tables they can be moved to the desired position over the tables. Besides their function, the lights are designed to act also as a decorative element, with the added chains on the white lights and vintage orangey glass on the other group resulting in unique effects when lit up.
The concept behind the interior of the restaurant was meant to be simple yet classy. The simple effect was achieved by using a modest number of materials which regardless their simplicity combined created a pleasant feeling and a magnificent, vibrant atmosphere. Firstly all the surfaces were treated in raw mortar, afterwards MDF with oak wood surface was chosen, and for the floor a classic wooden boat deck. The walls are treated with mortar and then decorated with reliefs engraved on it with rosettes from the sun occult from the Illyrian time and vertical lines were added to make the ceiling look higher. The ceiling is left on mortar plain as it’s a little low. The surfaces covered with MDF were treated with dark brown color and with a great deal of varnish to shine and provide reflection. Through the varnish you can still see the wood structure with all its beautiful natural imperfections. The deck is left on wood completely untreated so the look will evolve as the space is used. To make the deck more distinguishable, some parts were combined with retro tiles.