The building in which the project is located on the axis of Financial High-tech Zone of Guangdong Province, the center line of the dining hall is consistent with the central axis of the city, and the drive line coincides with the center line. Supporting the whole space with an invisible ridge running through the hall and porch to the water curtain. The restaurant is located on the first floor of the building, and the front and back entrance face the interior and exterior atrium of the building respectively. The light on one side of the room is soft, the air flow and the air pressure are constant, and the light on the outdoor side is strong, the air flow and the air pressure are changeable. In such a building environment, it is easy to cause internal and external energy imbalance and the body feeling weak. We hope to reconcile indoor and outdoor relationships through designed strategies to achieve an optimal balance and create an ideal snug nest.The large window view of the outer facade increases the interaction between the indoor and outdoor, and the whole periphery is like a nest wrapped with woven strips and walls.
▼内部核心空间概览，overview of the main dinning area
What’s the nest?
The bird nests on the wood, it is the hieroglyph. Made of hay, branches and mud, used to inhabit and feed young birds. Twigs crisscrossed, wrapped. The structure of the nest wall is full of the wisdom of nature. The wall of the nest is wrapped, it creates the sense of security, and it’s inward. The texture of the structure of the nest wall is penetrating, it is to create and exchange, and it’s outward. The inner and outer spaces of the nest are not completely isolated by the existence of the nest wall. On the contrary, there is a delicate equilibrium between the inside and outside of the nest wall.
▼项目视频，video of the project
The method of the construction
The design is based in the concept of the brand “nest” as a starting point to deal with the relationship between city and architecture, between space and people. The whole space uses Morandi color system material to make the match. Starting from the external facade, the progressive warm gray-tone separation between empty and real layers helps consumers relax and adjust their breath and mood to a state that matches the restaurant’s energy field. The main wall of the entrance of the main gate is tilted inward in order to be friendly to the guests. Starting from the structure of the nest, the side of the main entrance is set up with a strip of screen, allowing the indoor and outdoor to maintain the mutual penetration of the line of sight.
▼空间布局分析，space layout analysis
After entering the restaurant, the main corridor, the left window, the front dining room and the right water bar are connected by the drive line in series. At the end of the drive line, the feathered water curtain wall is used as the visual focus., go to the end of the water curtain wall and turn left and then arrive at the dining area. The inverted triangular form of the ceiling of the main corridor emphasis and echoes the city axis.The screen and the floating wall are the main artistic creation of this project.The screen profile is abstracted from the outline of olive leaves, inspired by the weaving texture of the bird’s nest, combined with contemporary deconstruction, through careful angle arrangement, the natural light is gradually introduced into the room, and under the action of light and shadow, the protection net for protecting life is interlaced.
▼餐厅入口区域-从水吧台看前用餐区，entrance area-view from the water bar towards the front dining room
▼屏风剖面按照抽象化的橄榄叶轮廓设计，the screen profile is abstracted from the outline of olive leaves
The front area extends form and material from the wall to the seat under the wall and then to the ground, thus blurring the interface relationship between the wall and the ground. The gridded wall materials were spliced together, forming a sense of vertical and horizontal direction. It emphasizes that the interface is interlaced in different dimensions to form a rigorous, dynamic spatial attribute.
▼围合起来的前用餐区，enclosed front dining room
▼前用餐区内部，interior of the front dining room
Floating wall design can maintain line-of-sight continuity and air flow, and integrate dining needs, landing part is the dining chair function. The tenacious moss divides the size of the dining chair, implying the life which born in the seams of stone. The nest is the place where life begins, the beginning of the perception of the world. Ample sunshine is the gift of nature, but too much sunshine enter into the room is not conducive to the creation of a comfortable environment. The floating wall acts as a barrier against direct sunlight. The light passes through he second filter the wall body, the ground and other rough texture becomes very soft, internal space illumination is effectively controlled, it is very suitable to sit down and carefully taste the happiness brought about by food.
▼浮墙的设计可以保持视线上的连贯以及空气的流通，落地部分为餐椅功能，floating wall design can maintain line-of-sight continuity and air flow, and landing part is the dining chair function
▼生命力顽强的苔藓分割餐椅体量，寓意石缝中孕育出来的生命体，the tenacious moss divides the size of the dining chair, implying the life which born in the seams of stone
In the restaurant’s deep vision, the feathered water curtain wall not only has a visual sense of cooling and moisturizing; it also forms an audible barrier to the noise of the outside world. Sunlight pass through the water curtain wall, the two intertwined like a flowing crystal luminous body, under the action of light, the indoor form a mottled shimmering effect, from the ceiling line the water flow from top to bottom, the shadow from the bottom up, constantly diverging, like an endless energy launcher, to inject life into the gray space.
▼餐厅深处的羽化透光水幕墙端景在视觉上产生降温、滋润的感觉，在听觉上形成一道隔离外界嘈杂的音障，in the restaurant’s deep vision, the feathered water curtain wall not only has a visual sense of cooling and moisturizing; it also forms an audible barrier to the noise of the outside world
▼阳光透过水幕墙，两者交织犹如一个流动晶莹的发光体，sunlight pass through the water curtain wall, the two intertwined like a flowing crystal luminous body
The back dining area is a relatively private sunshine room, the sun is strong and belongs to Yang, sitting for a long time is easy to cause irritability, so the design of the space attributes to the direction of female bias to create a state of harmony between Yin and Yang. Sunlight becomes soft through the filtering of shading materials, gray-tuned space, floating chandeliers, and elegant furniture baptized by such soft light. The shape of the wall body uses the regular rhythm of open triangle modeling, triangle modeling and flowing water curtain wall in the distance produce invisible sense of resonance, breathing feeling, full of vitality. The wall body material uses the exquisite shadow wood pattern, according to the breath rhythm carries on the dense arrangement to the shadow wood pattern, the shadow texture structure with the time passes and the sunlight track changes and emits the delicate and charming gloss like the gemstone. The whole space is like a sunny, energetic, noble woman. Women are also important creators of the snug nest.
▼后用餐区是相对私密的阳光房，the back dining area is a relatively private sunshine room
▼木纹根据呼吸节律进行编排，wood grain is arranged according to respiratory rhythm
▼阳光经过遮光材料的过滤变得柔和，灰调的空间、漂浮的吊灯、雅致的家具仿佛都被这般柔和的光线洗礼，sunlight becomes soft through the filtering of shading materials, gray-tuned space, floating chandeliers, and elegant furniture baptized by such soft light
“The kingfisher nests in the halls on Qujiang River, and the stone Qilin, which used to hold it, is now lying on the ground. A careful study of the truth of the ups and dpwns of things, that is, should be timely joy, why let the false honor to bind ourselves?” “Nest” takes the creation of a snug nest as the starting point, and hopes to express the attitude of treating people in the most comfortable and gentle state of space. Maybe many years later everything will be changed to zero and start again, but bathed in the sun, the feeling of the space will always be recorded in memory, build the snug nest in the heart.
主创及设计团队：江铭深 Jason Kong，曾志荃 OSCAR；黄开飞、谢馥懋、曾选亮
Project name: NEST
Design: BENLINK DESIGN
Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Design & Completion Year: 2018
Leader designer & Team: Jason Kong, Oscar Tsang; Huang Kaifei, Xie FuMao, Zeng Xuanliang
Project location: Foshan ,China
Gross Built Area: 380㎡
Photo credits: JN Studio
Video Shooting: Mierdan