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Interior Design Category



Project Title


Project Function

Japanese Restaurant and Bar

Project Location

China, Beijing

Project Tags

Architecture, Interior Design

Office Name

Imafuku Architects

Team Members

Yuichiro Imafuku

Office Link


Imafuku Architects

Project Description

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.

Project Link

Image Credits

Ruijing Photo


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