YIXIAOJIAN THAI CUISINE is a commercial restaurant located on the third floor of Fortune Square, Hechuan District, Chongqing, China. It is different from the traditional Thai restaurant. The design team extracts the Thai memory elements as the design entry point, giving the space a young, calm, concise and warm aesthetic feeling, aiming to further highlight the integration of space and food.
Steady black doors suggest a low-key start, such as the name of the shop “a small room”, a corner, independent and not dust.
Pushing the door into the shop, there is no eye-catching golden brilliant, but simple and unadorned. The design team seeks an independent and balanced state of color, abandoning eye-catching high saturation colors and replacing them with natural colors that run through the space and connect regions.
The bar with frame wooden structure is located on the right side of the main door independently, and folding window is set at the front of the door to reduce the interference of takeout to the interior. Due to the limitation of the site itself, the glass curtain wall is a messy residential building. After in-depth study, the design team decided to control the visual perception, create a quiet and comfortable atmosphere through the use of green planting and gauze curtain. On the one hand, retain the permeability of the original glass curtain wall, on the other hand, reduce the outdoor visual pollution to the interior. The use of different materials has just started the contrast of shapes, which makes the whole spatial level more abundant.
The design team uses the arc structure of the original space to conceive the layout, and sets up functional zones in the form of “points, lines and surfaces” to give a sense of spatial order. The peripheral linear distribution of the card seat area lengthens the spatial depth horizontally in vision, and three side-by-side high-rise arch coupons raise the spatial height on the elevation.
In the limited space, divide the independent area and circle the arc card seat to meet the different guests’dining needs. Wilfully growing green plants and vine chandeliers with exotic customs reflect each other, adding natural atmosphere to more orderly space.
Project name: YIXIAOJIAN THAI CUISINE
Design firm: Geemo Studio
Designer team: Kirin Shi, Eleven Yi,Shuang Tang
Project location: Fortune Square, Chongqing, China
Completion time: 2018.12
Area: 100 sqm
Photograph: Pian Fang