Clouds are changing. They are having a greater variety.
Asperatus was first recorded in 2006. They are like layers of water covering the ground and roll up rough and loose irregular waves on the surface. Twisted and weird, this kind of cloud is extremely rare. The World Meteorological Organization has officially recognized Asperatus and included it in the International Cloud Atlas.
Asperatus has become the only new cloud species identified since 1951. Its iconic features are described as “the cloud bottom is granular and extremely rough; the wavy structure is extremely twisted, forming huge and irregular folds”. That’s where the spatial narrative begins.
Turning the hard into the soft, the curved metal surface is as flexible as paper. They have special handmade texture which reacts with the light subtly.
Making the heavy as the light, the metal boards are suspended in the air layer by layer, leaving some breathing space. Although it is still, it seems to flow with the change of perspective.
The heart of the spatial narrative – “cloud” is suspended above the sushi bar. Through artificial bending, the tenacity of metal is transformed into the flexibility of cloud, creating a new and irregular free forms.
Wood and metal, warm and cold, straight and curved, are combined into harmony. The sushi bar is like a stage thus the cooking is like performance. A hint of green is like stage curtain, bringing in rhythm and movement.
Clouds, light, shadows and other different natural phenomena react to each other naturally. The imagination of nothingness rises with clouds, grows from thoughts, but is closer to the human heart. As a metaphor, cloud is more close to the original meaning than words.
项目设计 & 完成年份: 2019