Lakeview Palace Restaurant
According to ancient Asian philosophy the building blocks of all nature and humanity are the five elements of Earth, Fire, Gold, Water and Wood. From a geographical point of view, it is believed that all five elements inhabit the four different points of the compass with Water and Fire representing North and South and Wood and Gold signifying East and West respectively with the Earth at its heart.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The layout of the Restaurant, inspired by the ancient Asian philosophy, has its main dining hall as its central Earth element while the West entrance signifies gold and the success. Northis the Study, reminiscent of a calm body of water with the fiery South picked as the obvious location for the Kitchen. The luxury Lounge located on the Eastern axis also draws on the Chinese idiom that precious air coming to treat every visitor as a cherished guest.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
When one walks into the Lakeview Restaurant, you recognize the sensation of being touched by the space and in turn, this sensation will lead your heart. Every occasion of discovery here is akin to reading the history, the culture and the humanity and the feeling of transgression of the freedom from the vulgarity.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in 2010 in Haikou, China and finished in 2012, and it is located in the Eadry Royal Garden Hotel, Haikou, China.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The Restaurant, designed as a secluded, private and exclusive dining and entertainment space, reinterprets the traditional and vibrant Chinese architecture in a more refined contemporary fashion with the use neutral tones combined with dark stone, warm wood, soft silks, modern furniture and custom designed light fixtures.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Project scale is 713 square meters
Asian philosophy, five elements, sensation, culture, humanity, contemplation
The comfortable Karaoke Room provides the more local and typical after dinner entertainment in a room where the windows have been sealed off on the two sides and additional screens provided for the remaining openings to create an ambiance required for its use.
The central raised stage with its treated black stone flooring and magnificent views across the lake was the biggest challenge. The entrance courtyard and the lakeside outdoor terrace creates the setting for the grand circular dining table. A Chinese ceremonial tea table, made from a tree root carving, while the tranquil study with exquisite wooden screens, Ming Dynasty style furniture and wood carved art offers a space for peaceful contemplation and conversation rarely found in a restaurant.
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Creative Director:Honglei Liu
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