Junzi Kitchen Columbia University / Xuhui Zhang

Junzi Kitchen Columbia University / Xuhui Zhang

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New York, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Xuhui Zhang
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Billiani, Crossville, DuPont, Nemo Tile, Plume, WAC Lighting
  • Architect in Charge

    Xuhui Zhang
  • Architect Of Record

    SRA Group
  • Lighting Design

    Xiufang Zhao
  • Graphic Design

    Ming Bai,Zhongkai Li
  • Clients

    Junzi Kitchen
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Text description provided by the architects. Dining is a synergetic experience for both body and mind. The design intent of Junzi Kitchen at Columbia University was derived from the food, ultimately amplifies the dialogue with its users that evokes one’s full sensation resonating with the overall dining experience.

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While the formal language and material is kept at its simplicity, the design emphasizes detail control. Wood grain orientation, softness of fabric, transparency of mesh screen, calibrated joints. The design intends to reveal the nature attributes of materials, at the same time articulate the connection lies in between. 

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The design makes possible of two product lines with distinctive characters to co-exist in the same space, sharing different time slots of the day. During the day spatial and material language of the space evokes an ambience of early spring, connecting to the lunar calendar tradition deeply associated with the food provided in Junzi’s daytime mode. While the scene is transformed at night with colors and vibrancy, accommodating a late-night menu featuring Asian street foods. 


The space also provides curated display to showcase artworks by artists from local community.

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Address: 2896 Broadway, New York, NY 10025, United States

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Cite: "Junzi Kitchen Columbia University / Xuhui Zhang" 26 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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