located in dongguan, china, nous is an experimental restaurant-meets-flower shop designed by 0321 studio. the creative agency achieved a coexistence of the two functions by placing the flower shop in the threshold between the interior and the street, eliminating any visual information linking to the restaurant.
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the studio inserted a transparent, colored-glass cube in the doorway, serving as a boundary between the store and the outside world. visitors to the restaurant are required to walk through the box, which combines the flower display, floral operation, storage and other functions.
only one material was used in the restaurant’s interior to create an intense visual experience where a terrazzo finish with enlarged white aggregates covers the floors, walls and cast-in benches. the pink staircase creates visual ties between the restaurant and the flower shop while serving as a vertical circulation tool.
architect: 0321 studio
lead designer: buyang zheng
design team: yulong hu, easyhos ,jason ,kiki
name: nous restaurant & flowers
location: dongcheng district, dongguan, china
total floor area: 240 m2
edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom