The project is located in Lijiang, the Naxi ethnic people’s gathering place, in the southwest area of China. Conceived as the project site in the Chinese traditional building, the design is centered on the transformation of traditional architectural language.
Inspired by the particular local handcraft of weaving structure in the 1950’s, the design of the Pizza hut restaurant is characterized by the contemporary translation of weaving structure and a retro aesthetic that marries minimalism. Dominated by old original wood building structure, the space embraces new modern transformation of weaving structure with self-confidence and aplomb. Indeed, the using of local fabric and pattern establishes the connection with local sensibility. White and Black are the main colors used in the space, to separate the modern and old sense perception, but more than that, another grey level is added between them, as the representation of the modernizing the most classic piece and bringing more playful memory points.
A series of treatment methods of disinsectisation, anticorrosion and waterproofing are used to make the original building materials, wooden beam, and column structure reflecting the original state of nature while extending the service life. Based on the weaving structure research, red, yellow and blue threads are added to connect with the different ceiling beams, forming the fabric belt mapped by 3 color threads on the first floor ceiling. The colorful brand logo assembled by local fabrics is on one of the thread-groups endpoint to guide the customers from the ground floor up to the first floor.
A series of cross-pattern bestows upon the space a sense of local familiar details while the extensive use of bamboo and brick wall is a great display of pixilation that gives the impression of the weaving process. Made from local old ELM board, the stairs come in original wood color and finish to strengthen the relationship between the two floors. The goal is to remind customers of old wood floor childhood memory through hearing ‘crunch’ sound when they step on it.
Location: Lijiang Scenic Spot, Yunnan Province, China (Yuhe Square)
Project Area: 418 Square Meters
Number of Floors: 2
Business Attribute: Restaurant
Materials: 3 kinds of local Lines, old elm board, Grey Cement Tile, Red and Grey bricks and black metal.
Design Company: ROOMOO
Design Team: RooMoo
Photocopy Right：ROOMOO & skylook（Photographer）