The YUANGU restaurant by WUZHI Design is the first store in Southwest China and the first store in Chengdu. Yuangu Yunjing Restaurant is located on the second and third floors of Taikoo Li. The overall structure is quite special. The entrance is on the second floor, while the main business area is on the third floor. The two spaces are connected by stairs. This structure brings a lot of trouble to the operation, so the design of the entrance is particularly important. With ancient features, old stone slabs and old wooden boards are used to enhance the temperament. The stairs and aisles are mysterious and long. Entering the third-floor platform, the light is instantly bright, and what comes into view is a delicate courtyard. Although the courtyard is small, it is the core of the restaurant, with heaven and earth as the background and bamboo and stone as the decoration. The ancient space, famous for its humanities, is closer to nature because of its small courtyard. The business area is divided into three parts, the first part is the kitchen, the private room, and the toilet, and the second part is the bar, the yard, and the stand area. The third part raises the stand area. Although each space is in its own right, all of them have an inseparable relationship with the courtyard. The kitchen is in the corner, and the water, electricity, and gas were previously arranged, so they had no choice. In order to control the cost, they arranged the toilet and private room here. The relatively closed space can try to avoid the interruption of meals and return meals. Next is the bar, yard, and stand area. The three areas are landscapes and interdependent. The last is to raise the platform area. This area is relatively independent and quiet and the quietly flowing water makes people more comfortable. You can look at the courtyard through the Yuangu store, or you can peep at the bar through the brick wall so that this relatively independent space can be integrated with the whole.
name: yuangu restaurant / chengdu taikooli store
location: taikooli, chengdu, china
architecture: WUZHI design
team: shuang zhao, dongjie ma, shangyong wu, yuxuan yang
photography: dongjie ma