Woven

Beijing
Photo © Misae Hiromatsu
Photo © Misae Hiromatsu
Picture © Misae Hiromatsu
Photo © Misae Hiromatsu
Photo © Misae Hiromatsu
Architects
SAKO Architects
Location
Beijing
Year
2009
Team
Principal Architect: Keiichiro Sako
Interior Design
SAKO Architects

Interior design for a Szechuan restaurant occupying one floor of a high-rise building, consisting of 10 closed "private rooms" and 23 gently enclosed "semi-private rooms.

The "private rooms" are made of more than 800 square timbers of the same length as the ceiling height, which are gradually shifted both horizontally and vertically to create the wavy walls.

The "semi-private rooms" are separated by partitions made of 3mm-thick wooden boards woven into a lattice pattern. By undulating the lattice surface like folds, circular "semi-private rooms" are created alternately. The light from inside the lattice, which is both flexible and rigid, creates beautiful shadows on the outside.
The ceiling of the corridor between the "wavy wall" and the "fold-like lattice partition" is illuminated like a slit in a campus, creating a gently curving space with a calm atmosphere.
At the entrance, guests are greeted by an aquarium made of glass, water, mirrors, and mirrored stainless steel, and a red light reminiscent of chili peppers.

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