Windermere, FL : [2018] 

Capturing the colors, textures, and energy of our client's brand, the design of the store is a cultural collage rendered into 3 dimensional space. The main dining room is made prominent by an array of custom designed wok pendant fixtures complimented by a large scale mural of a mythical "Qilin". A sculptural wall of rolling pins references traditional tools used in the making of noodles. This abstract composition serves as a dramatic architectural backdrop for the space.  The situation of the bar adjacent the dining room creates dynamic synergy between the two programs.  A suspended bar cage add visual weight and serves as a focal point in the linear space. The progression of spaces is arranged from public to semi-private. The main dining hall with the open kitchen evokes the energy of a busy urban street. As an extension of the dining space, the bar area maintains a similar energy but is designed to encourage conversation and gathering. The bar area is outfitted with a pair of large scale folding doors that allow the space to be opened up onto the spacious patio which features spaces for lounging and dining.  The spatial journey culminates with the event room-- a richly saturated space intended to be a nod to stylish Chinese parlors of the 1930s.