BEE DUCK鸭蜜是去年在台湾高雄新开业的一家餐厅，这里原本是一座有着40年房龄的传统透天厝老房子，来自本土的设计工作室HAO Design将蒸汽朋克美学引入其中，让餐厅呈现出一种维多利亚时代的工业风。该建筑原始格局比较狭长，内部有许多钢架结构和错层空间，HAO Design利用这些特质，打造了一系列引人入胜的空间，让顾客去探索。内装使用了大量回收的旧铁件和蒸汽工业时代的设备，并将具有时代感的家具和一系列鸭头人身的经典画像融入到整个空间中，打造出一个华丽复古的奇幻地，令人叹为观止。
Taking over a traditional terrace house in in Kaohsiung city, Taiwan, BEE DUCK is a new restaurant that whimsically conjures the industrial side of the Victorian era through a steampunk aesthetic. Local interior design studio HAO Design has taken advantage of the building’s idiosyncrasies – a narrow, elongated floor plan, steel frame construction and multiple mezzanine levels – creating an intriguing sequence of spaces that begs to be explored. Salvaged cast iron components and repurposed industrial equipment, eclectically combined with period furnishings and a collection of classical portraits featuring anthropomorphic ducks, conjure a retro-fantastical venue that imbue patrons with wonder and delight.
The main challenge that the designers had to deal with was the lack of natural lighting in the heart of the building due to the property’s narrow floorplan. Their solution was to create a small atrium in the heart of the building by moving the existing staircase to the back – a complicated intervention which also entailed raising the height of part of the building in order to accommodate the new staircase. The small atrium not only allows natural light to flood inside from the skylight above and trickle down to the ground floor, but also permits patrons to cherish the playful tangle of mezzanine levels from all sort of vantage points and viewing angles as they move across and around the restaurant.
Taking advantage of the 40-year-old building’s steel frame construction, the designers have imbued the interior with a retro-industrial aesthetic by exposing the weathered steel structure, and using steel throughout the interiors, seen in the new staircase and balustrades, to the vintage French cast iron window grilles. Nods to the 19th-century industrial era abound with brass handrails around the atrium, vintage patterned glass in the facades and black, kiln-fired ceramic floor tiles, as well as a rich collection of bespoke light fixtures made from vintage components – the most notable of which is a large chandelier made from antique laboratory glassware, rusted iron fasteners and vintage cogs and gears that could very well have come out of a Jules Verne book.
The nostalgic blurring of history and fiction is further enhanced by a mishmash of classic furniture with a pre-industrial polish, gilded framed mirrors and portraits of illustrious anthropomorphic ducks, not to mention the wood panelled displays of leather-bound books and vintage vials and flasks adorning the new staircase where it seems Arthur Conan Doyle’s characters would have feel very much at home.
项目名称：Bee Duck 鸭蜜餐厅