This project is a hotpot restaurant located at the corner of downtown. It exploits classical elements and transforms with modern techniques, thus shines splendidly of neo-retro integration. The customized semicircle-shape tile that made by local century-old history tile kiln factory brings out the image of "heartwarming pot". The building looks like a kiln with the tiles, which gently emits breeze. Fresh ingredients perfectly accompanied with natural construction materials, echoing the brilliant idea of " fresh luring", hence set up favorable dining atmosphere.
- Semicircle-shape tiles bring about the base tone of the space.
The appearance of the transparent glasses on the first floor are decorated with semicircle-shape tiles. Not only correspond the kiln temperature of hand-made tiles to the fire element of the pot but also block out the chaotic view of the parking lot across the street. Moreover, to create the privacy of dining. The sunlight reflects the figure of the materials, stacks out layering light and shadow that draws up beautiful scenery.
- The captivating perspective of the entrance.
The entrance and the counter cast layered visual effect. The left facade continues the tile kiln image. Using sandy brown as the base hue, and frame planks to conceal the distributing box. Varnished Italian special paint, brings out the rusty texture and diversified light and shadow.
The reception counter of arc shape using of the check pattern that same as the dining tables to show the fabric veneer texture, and soften the rigid spatial perception as well. Hanging a characteristic chandelier with pine-stained feature, which gently reveals a touch of oriental charm.
- Set up smooth flow of the spacious open layout.
Demolished the original staircase structure of the building to increase the space scale and further to achieve the smooth flow and spacious comfortable ambience. Setting up the area for a variety of requirements whether for one person or a group of people. By mean of stylish furnishing of each area, vaguely shapes the dividing line of the space.
Conform to the position of the beam and column, set up a long table like a mini bar in the middle for individual customers, which faintly divide the left and right sections; the table top of round trim without sharp edges, so that the the consumers and the waiters can move smoothly without collision. The area by the window introduces plentiful sunlight and natural outdoor landscapes.
- Interrelate the indoor and outdoor natural scenes.
The dining area on the second floor is decorated with fish shape bamboo chandeliers, which match with the bamboo service trays and the bamboo screen, hence bring about the natural space circumstance. Hanging the distinguished chandeliers of metal branches and leaves on the central ceiling, which corresponding to the outdoor plants. The transparent mirrors enlarge the spatial vision, and the scenery outside the window that soothe the mood. Consequently generate a vivid layout from outdoor to indoor.
- Classical elements vs. Modern craftsmanship
Make use of circular elements of the space such as mirrors and lights, which express joyful and mellow dining atmosphere. A round arched door is set outside the restroom on the first floor, and the large scale mirror on the metope projects that reflects the feature of woven bamboo ornaments. Not only create the artistic ambience of the space, at meantime enjoy the interest of dining.
The transition area of the second floor corridor, take the advantage of the oriental arch structure echoes the serene landscape image; by way of different materials to construct functional areas. Exploit the classical elements and the modern craftsmanship to bring about various stunning effects.