Project Description: The project is an upscale restaurant serving private home-style cuisine, which is located in Shantou, China, designed by JINGU PHOENIX SPACE PLANNING ORGANIZATION. In traditional Chinese culture, pine, bamboo and plum blossom are known as “Sui Han San You (Three Friends of Winter)”, because they do not wither as the cold days deepen into the winter season unlike many other plants.

Project name: Sui Han San You Restaurant
Location: Shantou City, Guangdong Province, China
Area: about 1200 m²
Completion time: January 1, 2019
Design company: JINGU PHOENIX SPACE PLANNING ORGANIZATION (https://www.jingfh.com/)
Chief designer: Ye Hui
Design team: Chen Jian, Lin Weibin, Chen Xuexian
Photos: Yinxiang Arch Photography
Client: Mr. Lin
Main materials: gray stone slab, walnut wood, dark oak veneer, brass, textured paint, acid-etched glass

Sui Han San You Restaurant By Jingu Phoenix Space Planning Organization - Sheet1Coincidentally, the restaurant was set up by three friends. So the client chose “Sui Han San You” as the name of the restaurant, giving it an artistic charm. The interior design was approached based on such background.

It’s a two-storey space, with a high ceiling on the first floor, which is a great advantage. JINGU PHOENIX adopted Tang-style wooden structures, beams and columns to construct the architectural framework, and utilized austere materials to create a magnificent elegance within the space.

Sui Han San You Restaurant By Jingu Phoenix Space Planning Organization - Sheet2Water is a key element of traditional Chinese landscape design, which reflects the pursuit of natural interest. At the entrance, a long sloping corridor creates a sense of occasion. And a walnut column rises out from the waterscape, supporting the ceiling. Besides, it is connected with a desk surface, together constituting a geometric shape and functioning as a reception desk in the foyer. Large areas of wooden screens separate the entrance area, presenting the contrast and integration of solidness and void.

Sui Han San You Restaurant By Jingu Phoenix Space Planning Organization - Sheet3The reception area at the lobby features a combination of Tang-style writing desk and bookcase, with the fragrance of books and an artistic ambience permeating the space. Making smart use of the height of the original space, the designers added a wooden structure to the ceiling, so as to lower the height of this area, eliminate the sense of distance from guests, and achieve the harmony and contrast of spatial proportions.

Architectures in Tang dynasty are characterized by perfect integration of strength and beauty as well as balance between rigor and magnificence. Such features were incorporated into the design of passages, where walnut columns were orderly arranged at the sides and linked to the ceiling. The design team adopted a minimalist style to interpret the mutual complementation between the parts and the whole. Based on a central symmetrical axis, they turned the complicated into simplistic, and used modern techniques and expressions to reshape the beauty of interior structures.

Sui Han San You Restaurant By Jingu Phoenix Space Planning Organization - Sheet4In the VIP rooms, walnut columns partly finished with brass support the architecture, and light gray stone bricks constitute the wall. Such designs produce a tranquil, peaceful and superior dining atmosphere, which exactly interprets the essence of Tang style.


Ye Hui | Profile

Ye Hui graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, majoring in environment design. He is a senior environment designer, the founder and design director of JINGU PHOENIX SPACE PLANNING ORGANIZATION, and vice director of Shantou Decoration Association Council.

In 2008, he established JINGU PHOENIX SPACE PLANNING ORGANIZATION, which is dedicated to providing all-round interior design and consultation services. The company is equipped with a team of designers who boast rich expertise as well as the ability of comprehending and satisfying the clients’ demands. Bearing in mind the concept of “design makes a difference for life” and the principle of “focusing on the present, striving for continuous progress”, JINGU PHOENIX commits itself to creating ideal spatial environment for clients.

So far, Ye Hui has completed lots of outstanding projects that cover a wide range of categories, including restaurant, office, club, spa, retail space, and villa, etc., among which many have been won various influential design awards at home and abroad.

JINGU PHOENIX SPACE PLANNING ORGANIZATION

Equipped with a group of talented and experienced professionals, JINGU PHOENIX SPACE PLANNING ORGANIZATION is dedicated to providing all-round interior design and consultation services. With an innovative corporate structure and work system, combined with the integration of advanced concepts of various fields and design practices, the company excels in layout design and spatial planning. The team of JINGU PHOENIX boast rich expertise as well as the ability of comprehending and satisfying the clients’ demands. Bearing in mind the concept of “design makes a difference for life” and the principle of “focusing on the present, striving for continuous progress”, JINGU PHOENIX commits itself to creating ideal spatial environment for clients.

So far, JINGU PHOENIX has completed lots of outstanding projects that cover a wide range of categories, including restaurant, office, club, spa, exhibition, and villa, etc., among which many have been won various influential design awards at home and abroad.

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