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Design Code Interior Architects

Boutique Agency | Shanghai

OMD - Charcoal Artisan Bar and Restaurant

Full architecture and interior building renovation project in Minhang, for a multi use establishment including bar/restaurant live music venue, retail, offices, professional music recording studios and studio apartments. The semi basement floor, housing Charcoal Artisan bar and restaurant provided challenges including the limited ceiling height resulting in demolishing a section of the above slab, to provide a more generous volume for the live music section. The restaurant was designed with an open kitchen for the charcoal cuisine, an additional enclosed kitchen, a bar including self serve beer tap tables, variety of seating, new WCs and a stage for live music performances. The building was stripped back to a bare shell and piece by piece, layer by layer, each element was gradually built in resulting in a design barely reminiscent of its former self. The design focus was to compliment the basement lounge atmosphere, with a variety of ambient lighting, seating arrangements, keeping to a raw design with elements of the OMD logo and colour trickled through the space. The restaurant required an atmosphere suitable for family dining, afternoon tea and snacks, post dinner drinks and a live music atmosphere.