“When we face a space with a sense of time, we always think of two things first: respecting the original temperament of the space and preserving the beauty of the space, which has been polished by time, ” said Designer Bo Zhou& Yuyang Cai，”This aesthetic feeling can not be artificially sculpted in a short time, even with the most luxurious materials. ”
After a series of repairs, connections, excavations, overturns, and reconstructions, Thankusir restaurant, hidden in a quiet corner of the downtown area, was unveiled to the public. The box shaped building grows from the courtyard, intersperses and overlaps, while the elegant gray walls of concrete, mottled and undecayed, and it quietly creates an emotional bond with the site through the food.
Thankusir Neverland, formerly an abandoned auto repair shop, it consists of a small building with a basement, a skirt building, and several small outdoor spaces, each of its space is divided by the wall into trivial and messy, and there’s no connection between them. After several years of silence, the renovated abandoned automobile repair plant has blossomed the unique charm of the old buildings.
Open and shared: An ideal garden in the desert
After the renovation of the building, most of the walls were removed. Skylights of different sizes were opened on the roof. Sunlight poured into the interior, and the building returned to its square framework and fresh appearance. All the wall windows facing the residential building on the South side were cancelled, and skylights were used to avoid the problem of disturbing the residents, while the style of the century-old mosque compound was introduced into the restaurant landscape.
The whole project area is huge, the transformation of hidden works and supporting hardware facilities cost huge, can use the cost of decoration budget is very low. We decided to “take advantage of the beauty of the building itself”, which gave us an unexpected surprise.
▼共享休闲区，the shared lounge area
The triangular beam in the Chinese character “人” shape is arranged in a sequence, showing the tall and open pattern of the architectural space. Open the skylight and do not make any modifications to the exposed concrete wall section, so that this style collides and contrasts with the natural texture of the original wooden table and chair. When the warm sunshine comes in, suddenly the tropical scenery of Malaysia comes into view. The space is interspersed with large broadleaf vegetation, holiday mode and dinner party scene is about to start.
▼精酿共享餐吧，the shared dining area
▼“人”字型的三角型横梁，the triangular beam
▼被天窗照亮的共享餐桌，the shared dining table illuminated by the skylight
To break the old and build the new：Concrete tells a story
The Glass Patio leads from the roof to the underground bar. Through the design of sense of sequence, the three floors are linked together, and the sunshine from the roof is directly introduced into the ground floor area and basement, so that the dull basement space has more visual and emotional connections with the outside world.
▼玻璃天井，the glass patio
Designers hope to give it the space atmosphere of an art museum. Ceramics in glass patio are partners of food. The presence of gentle and noiseless is an expression of artistic charm.
▼艺术博物馆般的空间氛围，a museum-like atmosphere
The power of silence radiates beauty that can not be carved by hand in a short period of time, even the most luxurious materials can not be presented. Designers pay more attention to natural properties in selecting materials Pay attention to the use of materials and space mottled natural sense of harmonious coexistence.
▼私密餐区，private dining area
▼材料与空间的斑驳自然感和谐共生，the material coexists with the quality of the space
▼私密餐区一角，a corner of the private area
Underground lab: THE HIDDEN BAR B-One
▼混凝土拱形通道，the concrete arch-shaped passageway
B-one bar is located in the basement of the small building, entrance hidden difficult to find, need to pass through the dark floor hole to the inner courtyard, and then by a secret entrance down, to be found. Tracing the light source, the concrete arch-shaped passageway is simple and mysterious. An ancient stone statue is easy to create the illusion of time and space.
▼B-ONE地下酒吧，B-one bar on the basement floor
The beauty of the original dilapidated objects in the space is worthy of respect. In the selection of materials, more attention is paid to the natural and harmonious symbiosis of space. Natural wood is dried as a main material for the floor and ceiling, perfectly blended with the exposed wall. Without any paint finish or process, the metal plates are cast into the entrance door, and the concrete plays an important role in the space.
▼天然木材与裸露的墙体完美融合，the natural wood was perfectly blended with the exposed wall
▼座位细部，seating area detailed view
“In the process of commercial design, designers should not only complete the aesthetics and functions of the space, but also participate in the planning of the whole commercial industry, ” said the designer. After the transformation, the space is independent and interoperable, from any space into, you can walk to other space. The motion trend design makes the whole project experience more complete and business operation more economical and efficient.
▼空间之间独立又互通，the space is independent and interoperable
▼party房入口，party room entrance
▼party房内部视角，party room interior view
Designers Bo Zhou & Yuyang Cai said, “the project has a soul when we transform the space into the way we want it to be. ”
Project name: Thankusir Neverland
Type of Project: Restaurant
Project Area: 2,000 sqm
Location: Shenyang, China
Designer: Bo Zhou& Yuyang Cai
Design firm: Jingle Design
Photographer: Xing Mu, Wen Xing, Bai Da