From an immersive dining experience in Tokyo to a moody restaurant in Antwerp and a teahouse in Fuzhou, these culinary concepts highlight the expanse of our industry.
Sparks flew amid Snøhetta and Ghetto Gastro’s collaboration on an immersive dining experience in Tokyo. Occupying a modest storefront in the Harajuku district, the aptly named Burnside is a celebration of the culinary and design traditions of Japan and the Caribbean. Amber lighting accents a moody, scorched aesthetic, while black and white artwork by photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto further reflects Burnside’s exploration of dualities. The intimate atmosphere also lends itself to versatility, serving as a backdrop for cafeteria-style dining by day and communal and lounge experiences after dark. Read the full story.
Space Copenhagen spearheaded the transformation of a modernist landmark in Antwerp to house Le Pristine, a culinary homage to the Flemish and Dutch masters, across its ground floor. Crafted in partnership with Verhamme + De Vel Architects, the restaurant explores the juxtaposition of its 17th century and midcentury sensibilities. Focal points, like the smoked oak and wood-fired oven, convey a rustic flair offset by bluestone flooring, ceramics, and Belgian linens upcycled into wallcoverings. Read the full story.
A modern reinterpretation of Chinese tradition, Fuzhou Teahouse breathes new life into a preserved residence from the Qing Dynasty. Designed by Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, the concept features a Hui-style structure enshrined within the 20,000-square-foot teahouse akin to a house upon a rock. Within the lofty, cocoon-like environment awaits a medley of diverse but dramatic spaces, including an open lounge surrounded by private rooms on the ground floor and a rotunda illuminated by a carved oculus submerged beneath the courtyard pool. A materiality of terracotta-toned, rammed concrete and sweeping trusses accented with copper further convey the dialogue between old and new. Read the full story.