YuanGu yunjing is the first store in Southwest China and also the first in Chengdu, so it is of great significance to YuanGu.
▼餐厅外观，Exterior view ©形在空间摄影| 贺川
▼功能分区，function zones ©元古集团 无之设计
Recalling the whole process of design, it is still clear. YuanGu yunjing is located on the second and the third floor of Chengdu Yuanyang Taikooli. However, we had a quite special structure of this restaurant. The store entrance is on the second floor, while the main commercial area is on the third floor. The two sections are connected by a long stair, which brings us many troubles to the operation team. As a result, the design of entrance is particularly important. In order to highlight the characteristics of Yuangu, we choose the old stone and old wood to improve the quality of façade. The stair is mysterious, long and narrow. When you enter here, you seem to come into a meditation court with a ray of light at the end of the distance.
▼入口和楼梯细节，Entrance and staircase © 赵爽
▼等位区域，Waiting area © 赵爽
When you enter the third floor, the light is instantly bright and you will see an exquisite courtyard. Although the yard is small, it is the core of the restaurant, with the sky and the ground as the background, with bamboo and stones as embellishments. YuanGu, which is famous for its humanities, is closer to the nature. In this small yard, you could feel wind, rain, changes of four seasons and the twenty-four solar terms.
▼院子，Courtyard ©形在空间摄影| 贺川
▼从院子望向水吧台 View to the bar from the courtyard ©形在空间摄影| 贺川
▼户外座位，Outdoor seating area ©赵爽
The business area is divided into three parts, the first part is the kitchen, private rooms and toilets, the second part is the bar, yard and long-seat area, the third part is lobby, which has an ambiguous relationship with the central yard. The kitchen is in the corner since the original equipment rooms are arranged in advance and we have no choice to change. We put the two toilets and private rooms beside the kitchen because of the budget. The enclosed space can avoid the disturbance of dining out and returning as much as possible.
▼水吧台，The bar ©形在空间摄影| 贺川
▼吧台用餐区，Bar dining area ©形在空间摄影| 贺川
▼室内细节，Interior view ©形在空间摄影| 贺川
Next, the bar house, the yard and the long-seat area are the landscape of each other. Last, it is the lobby, that is relatively independent and quiet. The quiet water makes people more comfortable. You could look into the courtyard through the yuangu shop and also peep into the bar through the brick wall.
▼用餐区，Dining area ©形在空间摄影| 贺川
▼室内空间与院子相连，The interior is connected with the courtyard ©形在空间摄影| 贺川
▼元古商店，Yuangu Shop © 赵爽
▼大堂用餐区，Dining area in the lobby © 赵爽
▼水景，Waterscape ©形在空间摄影| 贺川
▼室内细节，Detailed view © 赵爽
After the restaurant opened, someone asked me about the design inspiration. I think this is a serious problem. I have mentioned many times that form is only the result of design, not the goal we pursue. Anyway, we need more rational thinking, such as the flow line, energy saving, how to improve space utilization and so on. When you keep balance of these problems, the design is finished. If you ask me why the YuanGu is like this, I think it is closely related to the YuanGu spirit- simple, natural and warm. When you bring these three key words to our design, everything comes clear.
▼简单，自然，温暖的空间氛围，A simple, natural and warm atmosphere ©形在空间摄影| 贺川
▼家具细节，Furniture detailed view ©形在空间摄影| 贺川
▼室内墙面细节，Indoor wall detail ©形在空间摄影| 贺川
▼院子夜景，Courtyard as viewed by night ©形在空间摄影| 贺川
▼客流动线示意，Customer flow line ©元古集团 无之设计
▼视线分析，Sight analysis ©元古集团 无之设计
▼材料分析，Material analysis ©元古集团 无之设计
▼平面图，Plan ©元古集团 无之设计