Auvers Restaurant, China by Robot 3 Studio

Heavy hanging iron, changing light and shadow

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The owner runs two celebrity restaurants in Sydney, Australia. Last year, he and his partners wanted to promote the catering brand of Auvers to China. They wanted it to be an interesting and unique space, so we decided to take a risk to go down the “rabbit hole” together. The spatial form itself is not so important, and the origin and logic of thinking is the framework that the form depends on. We ask ourselves two questions, and the process of solution naturally formed the result of the design.

▼餐厅用餐空间概览,overview of the dining area of the restaurant ©Robot3 Studio


The first question: particularity



Shenzhen, where there is no winter. It is a hyper-city that is built and rapidly rising on the basis of human instinct and common sense from nothing in a circle on the map. As it is located in the southern subtropical zone, people from all over the world have the spirit of pioneers, and they are bold and pragmatic. There is an entrepreneurial spirit of daring to be the first, so there is no dogmatic guidance, no theoretical limitation and no superficial traditional constraints. As the saying goes, each place has its own way of supporting its own inhabitants, this is an immigrant city. Embedded in the underlying code of Chinese civilization, we can feel part of the freedom of human nature here.

The city is like a fast-growing urban maze with straight road the square buildings, full of efficiency. It never stops in day and night, 24 hours a day. As it is young without burden, it rotates vividly and colorfully. The surface order is more in line with the law of the social jungle, and everything is growing wildly in the circle.

▼餐厅吧台,the counter of the restaurant ©Robot3 Studio


The second question: university


▼天花板形式示意图,diagram of the ceiling form ©Robot3 Studio

Forms are ever-changing, and by taking two more steps into it, you can see the reaction of human nature. As a result, the form itself is not so important, and the exploration of human nature is just like the analysis and interpretation of the self. In the designed space, we can watch the dark clouds pressed against the ceiling during the day, and the boxy heavy iron objects hang over the space. Instead, we can find cracks and veins in it. However, it is colorful in the night, and the iron objects suspending overhead seem to disappear. The objects remain the same, but they are quite different. The objects with soul have contradictory aspects and complexity.

▼白天里,天花板远观乌压压一坨,飘着的四四方方沉重铁物笼罩全场,we can watch the dark clouds pressed against the ceiling during the day, and the boxy heavy iron objects hang over the space ©Robot3 Studio

▼夜晚,餐厅的天花板五色斑斓,悬浮在头顶的庞然铁物仿佛消失一般,the ceiling is colorful in the night, and the iron objects suspending overhead seem to disappear ©Robot3 Studio


With heavy hanging iron, changing light and shadow, the substance and the illusion are full of tension with each other. Self-interpretation is the exit of the self, repeating and never stopping. Perhaps this is the instinct of the vitality.

▼沉重的悬铁和变幻的光影,the heavy hanging iron, changing light and shadow ©Robot3 Studio

▼餐厅天花板细节,details of the ceiling of the restaurant ©Robot3 Studio

▼平面布置图,layout plan ©Robot3 Studio

设计机构:Robot3 Studio
项目地址:深圳市福田区福华路卓悦中心one avenue 东区L1层L154A
摄影:Robot3 Studio

Architect:Robot3 Studio
Design Team: Pan Fei,Wang Zhi,Han Dong,Mountain Ling
Location:L154A, L1, East District, Zhuoyue Center, Fuhua Road, Futian District, Shenzhen
Building Material: Stainless steel plate,Glass brick, Ceramic tile
Lighting Equipment: QUBIC
Completion: 2019.10
Photographer:Robot3 Studio

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