Crystal Palace is a Cantonese restaurant in Hainan Island with a history of more than 20 years, mainly serving business banquets. It mainly serves new Cantonese cuisine. Therefore, in the design, we also hope to use modern techniques to express the traditional Cantonese cuisine culture.
The Recreation of Nature
These rooms belong to the separate floor of the restaurant, which is on the roof of the same building. When you walk up the roof, the design of the retaining wall allows you to only see the sky and the courtyard.
In everyone's heart there is a arcadia, like a dream, in different forms in everyone's mind. Gardens imitate nature, but also to recreate nature, is material, and more spiritual.
Song Dynasty poet Yang Wanli once said "It is difficult to have both mountains and forests in the city", I think this sentence should be particularly close to our present, however, we still lack the heart of the natural landscape that desire. Compared to the possibility of making gardens, we have more opportunities to make courtyards and micro landscapes. Garden is to make a small world, is a way for people to bring the landscape nature back to the city, Mi Fu once mentioned the "city forest" plaque.
The design of the courtyard here changes not only a layout form, but more to increase the sense of ritual into the dining room. Turn the routine view into a garden tour, move the corridor originally in the indoor to the outdoor, and then enter each room from the outdoor, the following line is a unique experience.
In Courtyard by Moon
The moonlight was hazy, and the view through the black steel mesh was even more hazy. And the roundabout corridor makes people experience the rich levels of space, attracting people with the curiosity of snooping, walking in the courtyard with different scenery.
There is no Taihu stone, no rockery and no waterfall. The screen, the building partition, the low wall, and the waterscape have become the elements of the artistic conception of the courtyard. This layered and well-scattered form is the intention transformation of the urban landscape. The garden should be realistic or freehand brushwork is not important, the important thing is the space atmosphere.
Mr Tong Jun said, garden with far-reaching for acura, avoid by all means take in everything in a glance.
Each room here is like entering a small house, with its own entrance hall, full of a sense of privacy. As part of the building itself is the top of the slope, the interior design simply uses the outline of the building on the top of the slope, so as to further dilute the architectural sense of the flat floor in the city, and shorten the distance with the courtyard.
In this kind of court under the moon seems to be isolated, the reception of the scene becomes poetic, the traditional pile of all kinds of precious materials out of the tacky into the elegant temperament.
Tea Before and After Meal
Rooms are configured with a piece of tea table, because in cantonese culture, tea culture is an important part , is a necessary part before drinking tea and after eating , the cantonese cuisine is all about the original flavor ingredients, There's a saying going around "It is of great importance of eating and wether the food is delicious or not depends on taste", in the interval of the tea as a food, not only to oil, to be bored with, also can wash clean aftertaste, wake up the taste buds, Taste the original flavor of Cantonese cuisine.
Louis Barragan lamented: "Modern architecture has abandoned the language of inspiration, peace, tranquility, privacy and emotion." What I hope to do is to bring back people's expectations of emotion.
Project Name：Crystal Palace Cantonese Cuisine Restaurant
Project Location：Haikou, Hainan
Design Unit：Design XIN
Design Scope: interior design, courtyard design, soft decoration design
Chief Design：Xin Jun
Design Team：Xin Ke, Zhang Jian, Huang Guowei, Huang Cheng, Chen Yufei, Zhou Xuemei
Design Date：May 2020
Completion Date：January 2022
Main Materials：Stone, Silk cloth, Wood veneer, Metal mesh
Mr. XIN, founder and design director of Xin Shi Design, was graduated from the Polytechnic Institute of Milan,Italy.Focus on the design of space environment, he advocates doing moderate design and emotional space, think good design can create value and a good life.
Explore the expression and essence of design through practice, pursue the spirit and appeal of design from literature and art, find inspiration of design in the development track of east and west, contemporary and history, and strive to find the space atmosphere for each space, so as to achieve a more perfect scene experience.