Littleneck Restaurant / SLA
Textual content description offered by the architects. Little Neck is a small restaurant situated close to Dosan Park, within the coronary heart of Seoul, that has been serving an all-day brunch menu operated by the meals & way of life firm GFFG for over 10 years, receiving love from many individuals. Just lately, SLA took on the renovation undertaking of the prevailing major department.
Positioned in a typical Korean multi-generational housing constructing, SLA inserted a staircase field, connecting the basement, 1st flooring, and the skin as one. Guests can really feel the change in ambiance as they transfer by way of the house. SLA’s design method is to emphasise varied supplies corresponding to uncooked metal, stained wooden in inexperienced, and terracotta bricks, to intensify the ‘freshness’ of the visible encounter. As they enter the doorway, they will really feel a way of intimacy, like a shelter, within the house the place the handmade inexperienced stained birch wooden of the staircase is revealed and might catch a glimpse of the inside of the corridor by way of the opening. Passing by way of the staircase, they enter the service house completed with rough-textured terra cotta bricks. Then, the eating corridor the place the fabric palette is brighter and extra open, permits guests to speak extra brazenly.
The ceiling options all of the newly added structural components throughout the reworking of the prevailing constructing, all framed in uncooked metal. The distinction has been created between the newly designed supplies, stained oak wooden in white, beneath the datum line on the wall, and the prevailing ceiling completed in white texture above. A row of customized lights hanging on the molding creates a dynamic perspective of the house, contrasting with the nice and cozy tones of the inexperienced and white partitions. The desk and bench have been designed with SLA’s holistic design method to customized furnishings, lighting, and house, offering guests with the pleasure of exploring and discovering fantastically designed particulars along with the enjoyment of tasting meals.