China | 2022
Located in the WILD ISLAND of Huizhou, Yanho Kitchen and Bistro is a restaurant that restores the flavors of the four seasons with simple ingredients and natural space. It is inspired by the sense of the four seasons, and delicately integrates the natural light with the local architecture. The architectural texture full of time imprints tells of the birth story of Yanho. When we were young, there was a tree in the yard of every household to accompany us from childhood to share our pleasure, anger, sorrow and joy in springs, summers, autumns and winters. The olive tree under the skylight is where the designer planted the memory seeds of his childhood yard. In order to preserve the savage growth environment of the original architecture as much as possible, the Yanho rooted in the overgrown weeds is constructed into an open courtyard shape. The indoor space of the Yanho connects three entrances in different orientations through an L-shaped corridor, which cleverly connects the stepped square and garden atrium before and after the Yanho. The boundary between indoor and outdoor spaces is blurred and the flexibility of the space is improved through the large area of glass windows and sliding and folding wooden windows. Every façade and skylight of the architecture are established to ensure that natural light can reach every corner: The natural courtyard atmosphere created by blurring architectural boundary allows every soft light to be introduced into this quiet space, where you can enjoy the feeling of being outdoor in the indoor space. Every window scene in the space is born for nature, never fixed, let alone reproduced. The designer naturally sets each window in the Yanho allowing the greenery and the vitality of a leaf to spread from the outdoors to the indoors, which is like a vivid natural painting. The beige materials are used for a multi-layered architectural texture: rammed earth walls of mud texture, plaster walls of sand texture, and travertine bricks of rock texture. Different properties are all derived from natural special textures that add a bit fun to the space.
Steve Lu Design Studio
Eline Interior Design Company Ltd.