sou fujimoto outfits multi-purpose venue for potato head hong kong sou fujimoto outfits multi-purpose venue for potato head hong kong
jun 14, 2016

sou fujimoto outfits multi-purpose venue for potato head hong kong

sou fujimoto outfits multi-purpose venue for potato head hong kong

 

 

 

in hong kong, japanese architect sou fujimoto has designed the interiors of a multi-purpose venue for indonesian chain ‘potato head’. the space — which comprises a retail area, a restaurant, and a coffee shop — seeks to evoke a residential feel with clearly defined programs that flow into one another.

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a pattern has been applied to the building’s façade, echoing the city’s traditional window frames

 

 

 

combining lightweight metallic fixtures with robust teak wood, ‘potato head hong kong’ is the second international outpost of the hospitality and lifestyle brand PTT family. externally, fujimoto has applied a pattern to the building’s façade, echoing the city’s traditional window frames. the motif creates a distinct and homogeneous façade that doesn’t impose itself on the neighborhood. acting as a permeable membrane, the entrance opens up to the community — allowing the internal intervention to spill out onto the street.

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the installation spills out onto the street

 

 

 

this gesture instills an inviting atmosphere, where locals are able to get coffee and shop for artisanal homeware while executives work in the lounge, and families dine at the restaurant. the entrance is marked with a coffee counter and a retail space where the architect’s metal frames and boxes create a series of fluid spaces. fujimoto’s stainless steel planters are suspended from the ceiling, establishing a ‘floating forest’ above an area of relaxed seating. here, indonesian furniture is mixed with mid-century and antique pieces, including marcel breur leather armchairs.

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a retail space sells artisanal homeware

 

 

 

the restaurant, named ‘kaum’, features more than 700 hand-painted panels that line the ceilings and walls. made by families of indonesian craftsmen, the panels’ black color is actually paint, while the yellow and orange hues are taken from stones. accessed via three ‘secret’ entrances, a music room behind the restaurant has been conceived as a hub for the city’s record collectors and audiophiles.

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stainless steel planters are suspended from the ceiling

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indonesian furniture is mixed with mid-century and antique pieces

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the restaurant, named ‘kaum’, features more than 700 hand-painted panels

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the panels line the walls and ceiling of the eatery

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the yellow and orange hues are taken from stones

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the panels were made by families of indonesian craftsmen

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the restaurant serves indonesian cuisine using traditional cooking methods

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the venue is located in hong kong’s sai ying pun neighborhood

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