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If you were wondering what it’s like to live out the plot to Hansel and Gretel, look no further than Andy Martin Architects’ new Fucina restaurant in London, meaning ‘Forge’ in Italian. And the practice has gone hell for leather to push the point home by creating a sculptural and  bulbous ceiling of brick slips – supposedly giving hungry punters the impression that they might well be an ingredient in the eatery’s next Quattro Stagione. Oven allusions continue below table, where the legs are cut branches seemingly growing out of the floor.

 

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