the NOWHERE stair transforms a functional architectural element into an interior’s sculptural statement. for this bangkok restaurant, the Stu/D/O team has created an intricate design for a rooftop bar and restaurant interior on ekkamai road. visitors interact with a traditional stair in one way, but this re-appropriation of an architectural feature separates the physical object from its function. the ‘nowhere’ concept juxtaposes reality and surrealism.
the restaurant concept is not ‘no/where’ but ‘now/here’
all images by ketsiree wongwan, courtesy of Stu/D/O
the stair circles around the space in two continuous loops, straddling all levels of the interior. this creates new possibilities for its functions within the restaurant. by varying the height of the platform, the stair to nowhere takes on different functions such as seats, tables, bar, and a communal area. ‘to show the contrast of day and night through the changing of sky, loops of stair are designed to link the entire space from the first step to the last and vanishes into the sky, accenting the concept of ‘going nowhere’,’ describes Stu/D/O.
the space is both a rooftop bar and restaurant
the bar restaurant is located in bangkok, thailand
the design concept juxtaposes reality and surrealism
the stair culminates in a ceiling skylight
the traditional stair is used to connect different spaces, but this reinterpretation turns the stair into a sculpture
stair elements turn into landings that are then transformed into the bar
Stu/D/O project team: apichart srirojanapinyo, chanasit cholasuek, park lertchanyakul, thanipath thanawuttimanas
lighting designer: incontrast design studio
graphic designer: dinsor
structural engineer: darat likitthaveechok
photography: ketsiree wongwan
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