Mention a barbecue shop, look at the past, a street stall plus the tables and chairs placed at will, is a world of wine and meat; Look at now, dim light, retro or industrial elements, heavy solid wood dining tables and chairs, a image of smoke and fire. What about looking ahead? What kind of image can the barbecue restaurant of the future be? That was the initial thought we got from this design project.
▼面向商业广场内街的餐厅侧立面，the side elevation facing the commercial plaza inner street ©Linshan Film
Spring grill bar is located in Green Milan square of Shanghai Yangpu district, a large area of glass Windows, showing the white and pure environment inside with an open attitude. At first glance, it doesn’t seem to have anything to do with drinking and barbecue.
▼明月装饰了你的窗子，你装饰了别人的梦，The bright moon adorns your window, while you adorn another’s dream ©Linshan Film
远古和未来在空间里相遇 | Feel the flavor of ancient times and future
▼几何概念和轴测分析，Geometric concept and axonometric analysis ©atelier d’more
As early as in the ancient times when humans just learned to use fire, barbecue has become the main cooking method. Can we feel the flavor of ancient times and future in the modern barbecue shop at the same time? In space, we draw the outline of the shape of the ancient cave with a simple and tension curve, extending the ceiling to the ground, blurring the boundary between the ceiling and the wall. We chose the stainless steel material that adds future breath to be qualitative in material, pure white coating and the terrazzo brick that is simple and natural, let ancient times and future come to an encounter in the space.
▼餐厅概览，overview of the restaurant ©Linshan Film
The partition extending from the top to the ground separates the spaces, and the spaces are connect through the openings in the partition, which created sense of depth visually and spatially.
▼不同的用餐区域透过拱洞建立视觉上的连接，the different dining areas are visually connected through the arches ©Linshan Film
▼利用不同尺度的拱形构建一个层次丰富但又统一主题的空间，Arches of different scales are used to construct a space with rich layers but unified themes ©Linshan Film
让等待不再漫长 | Enjoy waiting
The waiting area is located at the entrance, which is closely connected with the bar counter. The open bar counter provides convenience for the communication between customers and waiters. Instead of a wine rack, an orderly “cavern” on the background wall is designed to hold wines. It allows waiting customers to order a drink at any time, then place it on a custom-made side table next to their seat, and enjoy the wait, which may not seem so long.
▼吧台和等位区，the bar counter and the waiting area ©Linshan Film
多种空间的体验 | A variety of dining experiences
Restaurant is divided into four spaces, each space with different levels and scales, providing a variety of dining experiences. The 4.42-meter high space in the central area is like a surreal magical cave, which brings visual impact. The vaulted condole of tall and rich tension is carried, it also feels like being in a holy white church, which added a sense of ritual to an casual barbecue meal. The six-person table area at the left side is separated from the central area by a wall, which space is narrowed in width but retains a height of 4.42 meters, providing a sense of comfort while increasing privacy. The height is lowered at the area next to the windows, to create a warm and private dining environment. The large floor-to-ceiling window on one side expands the visual space and eliminates the sense of depression. The back area of the restaurant has a high and open space gives a panoramic view of the layered and jumping ceiling, which is a great place to enjoy the overall view of the restaurant.
▼中央高耸的拱形空间和两侧的弧形开口让人仿佛穿梭在山洞之间，the high arched space in the middle and the curved openings on both sides make people feel like shuttling between caves ©Linshan Film
▼柔美的曲线在空间里跳跃，the soft curve jumps in the space ©Linshan Film
▼从前区看餐厅，view from the front of the restaurant ©Linshan Film
▼从后区看餐厅，view from the back of the restaurant ©Linshan Film
▼平面图，plan ©atelier d’more