A brand-new quality Concept Restaurant: A private dining, located in a creative industrial park on the suburbs of Foshan, Guangdong, specializes in inventive cuisines made of marine fish. Designers are sincerely invited to create a conceptual art space.
▼室内一览，overall view of the interior
The name WU TONGis derived from the treeFirmiana simplex (also Wu Tong in pronunciation; homonyms in Chinese). In terms of morphology, the Chinese character component of Firmiana simplex(梧桐）is “wood (木) ”, therefore, double “woods” contain the meaning of “growing into the forests(林) ”. In addition, WU TONGmeans “different” in Cantonese, which refers to the unique space. From the material level, it achieves a Space Aestheticsof ensconcing oneself in a non-ego environment, which implied the ancient oriental philosophy of “a real hermit lives in the bustling place”. The designers select the most essential elements from nature as the building materials, and combine nature and industrialization in a simple way to create an interior wild–forest image space which is different from urban environment.
▼自然与工业结合的空间，a space of nature combined with industry
Trim the litchi garden and collect low-cost branches. Those branches are transported for screening and numbering, then positioned, arranged, and finally fixed on the ground. Black and white ink painting tone creates a simple but inclusive space. The idea is based on tradition. The selection of building materials adheres to the principle of abiding by the origin and a primitive and true inner-self space state is presented to its viewers. The flowing white gauze curtain creates an environment of fiction and fact in the forest with lingering light fog, while in the “mountain” design, the naturally-burnt charcoal black color is used to form a deep and secluded space.
▼深邃退隐的黑白空间，装饰以修剪下来的树枝，a deep and secluded space in black and white tone, decorated by low-cost branches
The form of wood is interspersed into the existing space to form a natural division of the forest. The white paint is applied in the distance to make it naturally colored, showing the adhesion state of frost and maintaining the initial texture of the log. The upward-growing lines create a space full of vitality in an industrialized building, thus form a design style, neither static nor powerful but both.
▼白色的树枝划分空间，white branches help define the space
The branches are burnt to form a carbon layer of natural black color. Black branches of various shapes are implemented on the black main walls. A deep hierarchical space overlaps and undulates in light and shadow. Mountain’s shadowy outline retreats, vague but settled.
▼墙面上的黑色树枝象征山，black branches on the wall implies mountains
The form of water is concealed in the design of light. The combination of straight lines and the curve of trees creates the dynamic beauty of the rain falling in the forest while the hanging linear tubes are designed as the source of bottom light. When the light spots fall on the ground, the inspiring splashing fits together, brilliantly emphasizing on the sense of spirituality.
▼底部打光的线形管营造细雨效果，straight lines with bottom light implies rain
Putting aside available products on the market, designers independently design the tables and chairs with aluminum, copper metal and ore materials, then cutting. The natural scratches on the metal surface are all hand polished while the natural texture of the bubble holes on the cement surface is also been retained. Mountain and stone, thickness and simple texture, both create an explicit sensory experience between human and objects.
The remaining side materials have been cut and folded into vases. Just three or two grass and bamboo leaves from wild field, arbitrarily place them in the vases, then these inconspicuous objects fit together with the virescence in comparison. They not only contain industrial aesthetics of vases, but also highlight the delicate gesture of foliage.
The city and nature themselves construct their own scenery, intertwined with prosperity and calmness. A grass, a tree, a table, and a chair…All of them combine the breathable beauty to present the most authentic ecology of nature. Wandering through this space, mountain & forest, rain, fog, and stone are in an interlaced way, at this moment, the sound of nature rises from your inner heart.
▼自然的空间，space with nature
Project name : WUTONG SPACE
Project design: Wisewhy Art Design
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Design director : Zheng Yuefei
Design team: Wang Meifen, Wisewhy Art Design
Project location : Foshan, China
The total area : 250㎡
Photographer : Likyfoto