Interior design – “The design sought to create a space formed from a natural yet turbulent flow, marked by the sinuous lines of rope pull lattices,” explain at the New York City-based Studio Link-Arc, which replaces the interiors and façade of a 2.100 sqm building in Zhengzhou, China.
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“As the Flagship restaurant for a growing and innovative franchise, it was important to the client that the project creates a recognizable landmark along the main axis road, and that it be welcoming to the community.” Explain at Studio Link-Arc.
The design first breaks down the existing building’s large-scale and orthogonal structural grid, reframing the space into a fluid organization system with a series of sculptural cones shaped for private dining and open kitchens.
Additionally, two vertical conical voids are introduced at the lobby and the main seating area to tie two dining levels together. A third strategy involved the design of an organic lattice ceiling that varies in. Through varying the density, height, and size, we were able to transform the transparency of the ceiling panels, creating a sense of depth to the space as you move through it.
The interior design elements were extended to the exterior facade, which is pulled up at the entry and is connected along with the ceiling, providing continuity between the exterior and interior envelopes. Through the unity of interior and exterior, the effect is a constantly changing dynamic to the street, where the public is enticed to view and join in the restaurant’s activities.
All photos by Qingshan Wu, courtesy of Studio Link-Arc.
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