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Zense Restaurant / Department of Architecture

  • 01:00 - 2 January, 2010
Zense Restaurant / Department of Architecture
Zense Restaurant / Department of Architecture, © Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

© Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya © Wison Tungthunya +25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Project Team

    Amata Luphaiboon, Twitee Vajrabhaya, Prow Puttorngul, Chanon Petchsangngam, Sasicholwaree Sawatdisawanee, Wipavee Kueasirikul
  • Landscape Architect

    TROP Co., Ltd.
  • Lighting Designer

    ACCENT Studio
  • Owner

    ZEN Department Store Co., Ltd.
  • Contractor

    Great Furnic Co.,Ltd.
  • Area

    2000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. As a part of 'Zen', Bangkok's trend-setting department store, Zense Restaurant possesses a unique design approach by fusing together four design disciplines: fashion design, interior design, landscape architecture and architecture. The project introduces the dynamic world of fashion in the static domain of architecture; combining aesthetic of pleating fabric with architectural elements and function, and simultaneously, illustrates the essence of landscape architecture into interior space.

© Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

1. Elevator Lobby

As a part of multi-disciplinary approach, installation art was also introduced into the design; this three-dimensional work is designed specifically to engage with viewer’s sensory experience. This intervention is an example of an attempt to bring art installation into practicality and permanence.

© Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

2. Vestibule

Restaurant's vestibule is highly inspired by fashion design concept of pleating fabric. The vestibule is constructed with vertical pleated steel wall that serves as a transition space between elevator lobby and dining area.

floor plan
floor plan

3. Indoor Dining Area

To highlight the interface between fashion and architecture, concept of fashion show was introduced in the restaurant's floor plan. Inspired by fashion runway, circulation of the restaurant not only emphasizes an idea of "To Be Seen", but also creates spatial quality of blurring boundary between interior and exterior space. Inside the restaurant, customers will discover variety of pleating elements including pleating stairs and railing, pleating seating, and performing stage.

© Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya

4. Outdoor Dining Area

The project takes full advantage of its downtown location by introducing outdoor dining experience; allowing restaurant patrons to enjoy ever-changing scenery of the city. Lighting design of this area represents liveliness of the city and simultaneously emphasizes an idea of pleating fabric. Stairs lighting, for example, does not only lighten the atmosphere, but also highlights a transformation of a floor layer, from pleating floor to an outdoor bar.

© Wison Tungthunya
© Wison Tungthunya
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16 Comments

Angela · June 05, 2011

the architecture looks very nice, I would love to see it with my own eyes :)

Inne Sidharta · August 27, 2010

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al_Khemist · June 04, 2010

Unfortunately, seems like this amazing restaurant will be taken down as a result of the riot in May.. T_T

Jacky · January 29, 2010
Tiago · January 07, 2010

#Design de #restaurante - Zense Restaurant / Department of Architecture http://ow.ly/SGZn #food #architecture

oscar falcón lara · January 05, 2010

Brilliant!, although a bit of color would have been a nice thing, it's quite formal and intricate.

norbert · January 05, 2010

Another great work form this Thai architects! Bravo.
Hope the food is as good as its bold design.

canadian bacon · January 04, 2010

so judging from these images the project is all about stairs?

Mr. Goorme · January 03, 2010

Zenze Restaurant Bangkok Thailand - http://ow.ly/Sbwd

dezzo · January 03, 2010

bangkok ID designers are getting more and more tasteful -http://bit.ly/8PGnJO

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