Theatre Bistro (2008)
Theatre Bistro (2008)
Theatre Bistro (2008)
Theatre Bistro (2008)
Theatre Bistro (2008)
Theatre Bistro (2008)
Theatre Bistro (2008)
Theatre Bistro (2008)
Theatre Bistro (2008)
Theatre Bistro (2008)
Theatre Bistro (2008)
Theatre Bistro (2008)
Theatre Bistro (2008)

THEATRE BISTRO

SEOUL, KOREA

Rather than relying on decorative alliterations most commonly used to communicate a culinary theme, we approached the design of an intimate bistro by subscribing to the notion that fine dining is, in itself, a performance art.  Located in the theatre-centric Daehangno district of Seoul, the customers and service staff are cast as the characters in a circuitous narrative that plays itself out daily to the public audience on the street that passes by the bistro.

By applying formal manipulations to a singular planar sheet, the spatial logic and sequences of the dining experience is created from a series of bends, folds, slices, and extensions.  Customers enter from the street into a darkened interstitial space that serves as a “sidestage” of activity and preparation.  Once their table is ready, customers are then escorted onto the illuminated stage where they perform scenes from a daily culinary script.

CLIENT

Lee Jeong-Gil

YEAR

2008

TYPE

COMMERCIAL

AREA

-

STATUS

UNBUILT

CREDITS

TAEK SOO KIM (VER-TEX)