in the heart of manhattan, ‘times square diner’ is an interior renovated food destination competed by bluarch on 8th avenue, new york city. a conscious approach to details were taken to create a recognisable, yet inviting location that simultaneously instills the image of a diner and have the familiarity of a living room.

 all images © bluarch architecture + interiors + lighting

 

 

warmth through colors and materials is achieved by the soft green linen-clad systems that floats below the ceiling and in front of the walls. bluarch‘s intent was to influence a play in light and shadow from the curvilinear and waffle pattern of the ceiling; adding a sense of depth to the horizontal space. behind the suspended linen system, the walls are constructed in wood, revealed in the gaps between and also the walls differentiating each seating booth.

 

 

‘at once, balanced by the layering of systems which behave in a delicate, asymptotic dance… to offer a fluid narrative of space and light’ comments the designers

 

tables are organized over the long floor plan where the kitchen and bar sits at the end and defined by the introduction of tiled surfaces. a vintage character is established by the curving forms that express formal and tactile setting that ultimately allows for the restaurant to encounter new lightness.


a soft, warm materiality instill a modern, yet recognizable, diner aesthetic with the comfort of a living room


the layering consists of wood walls and ceiling, a curved, green, linen-clad frame and hanging incandescent bulbs


plywood structure clad in green linen floats below the ceiling and in front of the walls


the system – where simple incandescent bulbs hang – is suspended from the wood ceiling via steel rods


with graceful movement, the green linen-clad system connects ceiling to wall to seating


the restaurant is located on 8th avenue, new york city

 

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natasha kwok I designboom

jun 19, 2017



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