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Brief Published: 3 May 2011

Tang Palace


Fusing modern Chinese aesthetics with traditional materials, architects Atelier FCJZ have designed a visually stunning restaurant in Hangzhou, China.

The interior of Tang Palace is wrapped in a mesh of composite bamboo boards that create an intriguing curvature around diners. The perforated nature of this covering also transforms the circular private rooms, which are suspended above the main dining room, into light boxes.

The private dining rooms are connected by elevated walkways and feature ornamentally engraved walls, as well as a continuation of the bamboo board mesh featured on the lower level. Their semi-transparent walls allow for light to permeate and create a subtle interaction between inner and outer spaces.