Novum Design Award
Interior Design Category
Japanese Restaurant and Bar
Architecture, Interior Design
Dongshang is a contemporary Japanese restaurant and bar located in Beijing, composed of bamboo in various forms. The project vision was to create a unique dining ambience by intertwining Japanese aesthetics with elements of Chinese culture. The symbolic material with strong connections to both Chinese and Japanese arts and crafts covers the walls and ceilings to create an intimate environment.
The history of bamboo in the two countries can be traced back to ancient times, and the traditional material symbolizes the anti-urban philosophy in Chinese classic story, the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove. The natural quality of bamboo brings people together in the same as the old narrative.
Bamboo is one of the most common material solutions of sustainable design in Asia. The local material has an incredible growth rate and exceptional durability, and it is a highly cost-effective construction resource especially in China.
Dongshang invites guests on a story of traditional aesthetics and crafting techniques of the two countries through the contemporary reinterpretation of bamboo. The natural and sustainable material lined space evokes the feeling of dining within a bamboo grove.
DESIGN SCORE: /100
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