LocationQuanzhou, Fujian, China
Architect in ChargeOscar Chan
Text description provided by the architects. YKC is a fine restaurant that serves quality modern cuisine in mainland, to innovate that combine steam and hotpot cuisine has been earning reviews by food magazines and was rate on China’s 100 best restaurants. YKC II was design flagship concept restaurant located on central of Quanzhou City Fujian, China. It’s much for steam-pot cuisine of Chinese styles as its inter-textual interiors. The restaurant nestle within Chinese-steam basket cross sea view concept. Build by the concept, the geometric language inspiration from intercross pattern by steam basket. Overthrow the dining experience of Chinese restaurant to express innovate food culture.
The spatial concept of YKC II comes from seascape —in which cement was used in geometric pattern flooring, with steamer baskets was installation in a unique color on the walls to creative shape and pattern. Geometric mirror stainless steel and copper pattern were also adopted for the purpose of expanding the space. The wall and column were specially cut in a pattern with color and copper that were inspired by wave and features. Spotlights are placed wave pattern and unique blue color.
Black and white dining booths set in irregular arrangement set up subtle contrast to the cement floor and offset from the black ceiling /white walls. 2 contrast-toned dining chairs in alternate arrangement set up subtle contrast to provide casualness to the general warm-tone dining environment.
Timber, Copper of the geometric feature in alternate arrangement set up on the ceiling and feature shelf in reception area. Seascape-themed local artist works including suspended fishs-like feature in white and gold ceramics the ceiling feature relief in wave were respectively introduced to add artistic flavour to the dining experience.
Private Dining Rooms - The tonal changes of the lake in uneven wave were represented in the private dining rooms. Materials and colors of geometric pattern representing seascape’s wave provided different moods to the otherwise monotonous enclosed dining spaces.
Unique branding element to the spatial dining experience is the keywords for any successful restaurant's business strategy. YKC II aims to move that dining experience to another cultural level.