golucci adds rock-like formations within 'kiki' noodle house in shanghai
 

golucci adds rock-like formations within 'kiki' noodle house in shanghai

golucci interior architects have designed ‘kiki’ noodle house, the first chinese branch of a taiwan-based restaurant group, located in shanghai. the design was led with the spatial logic of traditional taiwanese architecture, reinvented through a contemporary lens, creating an environment of neutral palette tones, clean lines and an abundance of oak and concrete.

kiki noodle house 8

all images courtesy of golucci interior architects

 

 

the first thing that welcomes the customers to the restaurant by golucci interior architects, is the warm, simple kiki tea bar and the old taiwanese street cooking cart parked at the entrance. the bright kitchen is visible in the distance, where a set of curtains frames the silhouette of the chef. the curtain element was also used in the first store in taiwan, referring to the origins of kiki noodle house.

kiki noodle house 11

 

upon entering, the whole dining area opens up in front of the visitor. the large bar table can accommodate nearly 20 people, transforming the noodle bar into a shared space. the square shared table in the center of the restaurant is a carefully designed miniature landscape, with rock elements emerging from the table and evoking an earthy atmosphere within the interior.

kiki noodle house 5

 

 

the influence of taiwanese residential design is evident in the ceiling, which mirrors the eaves and patios of classic buildings, as well as in the outdoor ‘courtyard’ layout of the restaurant itself. a curvilinear wall bearing a forest mural introduces serenity, matched by the rock-like formations and topiary that sit in the centre of tables. across the mural, there is a row of decks with ‘mountain stone’ backrests, replacing the traditional sofa.

kiki noodle house 2

kiki noodle house 3

kiki noodle house 4

kiki noodle house 6

kiki noodle house 7

kiki noodle house 9

kiki noodle house 10

kiki noodle house 1

 

kiki noodle house 12

 

 

project info:

 

name: kiki noodle house
architecture studio: golucci interior architecture 
architects: lee hsuheng, xu jiaojiao, zhang xiaohuan

 

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

comments policy

PRODUCT LIBRARY

a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

architecture news

×
keep up with our daily and weekly stories
505,828 subscribers
- see sample
- see sample
designboom magazine