Voisin Organique邻舍有机餐厅是一家主打Contemporary Chinese Cuisine（当代中国料理）的“farm to table”有机餐厅，以古典美学为灵感，结合自家欧盟有机认证农场种植的食材，将古法中国菜与国际化的fine dining 的仪式感相融合。本项目坐落于深圳福田区的深业上城，委托方希望整个空间能同时拥有一个酒吧区、一个高级正餐区，同时亦需要面积110平米的厨房操作间。
Situated in Upper Hills, Futian District, Shenzhen, Voisin Organique is a farm-to-table restaurant features contemporary Chinese cuisine. The restaurant draws on classic aesthetics, uses ingredients grown in its ECOCERT-certified farm, and integrates age-old Chinese cuisine with fine dining experiences. The owner entrusted Various Associates to conceive the interiors, requesting a lounge, a fine dining area and a 110-square-meter kitchen within the space.
▼餐厅外观，external view of the restaurant ©邵峰
The restaurant has a towering bronze facade, which helps to block out the glaring sunlight, while the row of bespoke convex lenses on it triggers people’s curiosity about the interior. Taking into account site conditions such as height difference, the giant gleaming pipe, corners and the dark space, and combining these with the restaurant’s brand concept and its pursuit of a natural environment, Various Associates envisioned a concept story of having picnic in valleys, and regarded it as the design thread.
▼外立面采用铜色墙面，设有特制的暴力凸透镜，bronze facade with a row of bespoke convex lenses ©邵峰
The interior space was approached based on the concept of “wandering in valleys”, indicating a free exploration in wild nature. Entering the lounge area, people may feel like they are suddenly brought into a valley, with steep hills in between. The ceilings show great height discrepancy. Some are as high as precipices, attracting people to look upwards. Among two suspended ceilings, there is a deep gully that extends up to the top, where light from nowhere shines downwards.
▼酒吧区，lounge area ©邵峰
▼天花有高有低，创造山谷氛围，ceilings in different heights create a valley atmosphere ©邵峰
▼灯光从天花间的沟壑撒入室内，Light comes in from the gully on the ceiling ©邵峰
As for how to create distinctive ambience and experience in the two dining areas and link them smoothly, a brilliant idea popped up when the design team visited the site the first time. The site is a high and dark L-shaped space. Inside the entrance is a large double-height area, above which lies a huge flue which can’t be dismantled. The fire-resistant material wrapping the flue glitters, which produces striking visual effects in the expansive space.
▼巨型烟道内部反光带来震撼的视觉感受，huge flue which fire-resistant material reflects light, creating a striking visual effects ©邵峰
▼烟道细部，closer view to the flue ©邵峰
Opening a flashlight and shining it onto the flue, people can see the fireproof covering reflecting light and brightening a part of the space, which creates an illusion that a metallic mineral was prospected. From ceilings to walls, large areas of the interior surfaces are finished with matte silver foil. It diffuses light throughout the space and reflects dim human figures, making people feel like they are in the mist.
▼材质细部，details of the materials ©邵峰
In the lounge, the silver material, the light red hue and the soft light that falls from above are perfectly fused together. In this way, Various Associates hopes to provide people with a fabulous experience of drinking in a “valley” awash with gentle breeze, mist and glow of sunset. The round holes on the facade introduce daylight into the space, and at the same time connect the inside and outside. Bright light filters in via the holes, making the dark interior appear unreal, just like an otherworldly place. The holes allow the curious people outside to look in and the diners to look outward. Such interaction adds playfulness to the sedate facade.
▼酒吧区一侧为立面上的圆洞，增添空间趣味，on one side of the lounge area are the round holes on the facade ©邵峰
▼从圆洞往外看，looking out from the round openings ©邵峰
The passageway is filled with a sense of rituality and mystery. Walking deep along the passage with light, people will encounter a hidden space. The space concealed behind the corner is gloomy, which serves as fine dining area. Sweeping a flashlight in it, people would feel as if they are exploring in a primitive hill. Slowly stepping into this space and turning around, a dark red concave ceiling leaps to the eye, which seems to bring people beneath a red mine pit.
▼神秘的过道，mysterious passageway ©邵峰
Within the fine dining area, different elements including the deep red ceiling, rough wall surfaces, pure black furniture and transparent glasses are interwoven together, which renders the space classy and endows it with a sense of occasion. In the dark hue-dominated space, the striking red collides with candle flames and black materials, generating unique sensory experiences. The deep darkness and the white light produce a rustic yet luxurious ambience, which contributes to creating an extreme experience in the fine dining area. Complemented by the brownish red ceiling, cold light shines downwards from the holes and gaps on the top, injecting pureness and beauty into the interior. The black and rough texture of paint strengthens the primitive and rustic atmosphere, while the white light on the corner adds a sort of natural ambience to the space.
▼高级正餐区，天顶为暗红色，dining area with deep red ceiling ©邵峰
▼棕红色的天顶反射天光，deep red ceiling reflects light from the skylight ©邵峰
▼天花粗糙的材料细部，closer view to the rough material of the ceiling ©邵峰
▼暗黑粗糙的材料强调原始粗犷的氛围，dark rough materials create a primitive and rustic atmosphere ©邵峰
Though fully adopting abstract design languages and utilizing no avant-garde material with natural quality, Various Associates successfully created a space that evokes imagination, in which diners can immerse themselves in enjoying picnic in a valley. Besides, the design incorporates rational architectural logic whilst taking the concept story as the thread, which gives the space a romantic aesthetic.
客户：Voisin Organique 邻舍有机餐厅+V.O. Lounge
设计团队：Various Associates | 万社设计（https://various-associates.com/）
Project name: Voisin Organique Restaurant & Lounge
Location: S209, L2 floor, Upper Hills, Futian District, Shenzhen, China
Completion time: Nov., 2019
Design team: Various Associates (https://various-associates.com/)
Project leader: Qianyi Lin
Main designer: Dongzi Yang
Designers: Suki, Jingjing Tang
Photographs: Shao Feng