Sculptural Forms Made From Rattan Create A Dramatic Eye-Catching Feature For This Restaurant

Sculptural Forms Made From Rattan Create A Dramatic Eye-Catching Feature For This Restaurant

Architecture and interior design firm Enter Projects Asia, has shared photos of a sculptural design installation they completed for Spice & Barley, a new gastro lounge in Bangkok, Thailand.

A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.

The restaurant has a 98 foot (30m) high glass facade that showcases the restaurant interior and the rattan structures inside.

A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.

The architects explain, “The initial concept centered around the adventures of three sisters, May, Zaza & Fei who were born in Sichuan decades earlier.”

As the architects explored the story in more depth, a design narrative was formed, connecting the past and present in a complex web of free-flowing, statuesque rattan structures.

A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.

Fusing 3D digital technology with traditional arts & crafts, the Enter Projects team sought to incorporate natural, renewable rattan into the 30-meter-high space, and generated a design that would mimic beer as it’s poured into a glass, giving a strong nod to the restaurant as a craft Belgium Beer destination.

A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.

The rattan columns frame the backdrop of the three sisters, a dual nod to the Sichuan cuisine which ingeniously complements the beer offering.

A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.

Whilst the forms of the sculptures are visually eye-catching, the gold-painted rattan also serves to hide the beer pipes, air-conditioning, and other related services.

A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.
A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.

Here’s a glimpse at the building process of the sculptural elements.

MAKING OF - A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.
MAKING OF - A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.
MAKING OF - A modern restaurant with a glass facade that showcases flowing rattan sculptures inside.
Photography: William Barrington-Binns | Architects: Enter Projects Asia | Construction and Installation: Project Rattan
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