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Ital­ian ar­chi­tect An­tonino Cardillo is not afraid to ref­er­ence nu­mer­ous in­flu­ences un­der one ex­plic­itly tex­tured roof, and his lat­est pro­ject, a new Asian fu­sion restau­rant, mixol­ogy cock­tail bar and lounge called Off Club, is a case in point. Set over two floors in a res­i­den­tial block in Rome’s Casal Ber­tone neigh­bour­hood, the venue – owned by Ital­ian foot­ballers Francesco Cur­cio and Mat­teo Di Per­sio – fea­tures a mix of geo­met­ric vol­umes, rough plas­ter, raw gold and glossy sur­faces. From be­hind the twin gran­ite ‘al­tars’, bar­tender Pa­trizio Boschetto serves Ja­panese-in­spired cock­tails with in­gre­di­ents such as yuzu rice syrup, while the down­stairs restau­rant doles out dishes in­clud­ing a mar­i­nated black cod served with enoki mush­rooms and crispy skin.

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