"Purposely designed the architecture to act as a catalyzer to the surrounding environment, keeping it very simple and quiet...contrasting with the interior architecture that is exotic in color and materiality."
The rebranded identity for Fleur de Sel is based on creating a dining exploration from fresh and carefully selected ingredients and composing them into a visual and gastronomic journey. Capturing the essence of the chef's manifesto for the renowned restaurant, the design concept is curated to enhance the spatial experience of the diner, creating a 300sm architectural hidden gem in the surrounding newly built development of XiTun District.
The surrounding site is home for many different entities and design approaches, the architecture is heterogeneous, free standing buildings of different heights, shapes with neither historical tradition or common standards. Capitalizing on the neighboring eclectic architecture styles, the architects designed a bold and simple building that is rich in form, details and interior experience. The pure perforated white metal box is shifted on site, sloping from 3.2 meters to 8 meters.
- Project Name: Fleur de Sel Restaurant
- Location: Taichung, Taiwan
- Site Area: 574 m2
- Project Area: 294 m2
- Program: Restaurant
- Scope: Architecture & Interior Architecture
- Status: Completion 2018
- Project Team: Erik Amir (Partner), Dora Chi (Partner), Jason Loo (Project Architect), Susan Wong, Tung Chui
- Photography: Shawn Liu Studio