The Nowhere Restaurant Features Stairs Inspired By MC. Escher Artwork

This modern restaurant uses loops of concrete stairs to create different functions throughout its design, like seats, tables,a bar, and communal areas. #RestaurantDesign #BarDesign #Stairs #ConcreteStairs

 

Architecture and design firm Stu/D/O, have completed ‘Nowhere’, a new rooftop bar and restaurant in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

This modern restaurant uses loops of concrete stairs to create different functions throughout its design, like seats, tables,a bar, and communal areas. #RestaurantDesign #BarDesign #Stairs #ConcreteStairs


When coming up with the concept for the restaurant, the designers reinterpreted the idea of “nowhere” into the concept of the juxtaposition between reality and surrealism, which is represented through the use of an architectural element: stairs.


This modern restaurant uses loops of concrete stairs to create different functions throughout its design, like seats, tables,a bar, and communal areas. #RestaurantDesign #BarDesign #Stairs #ConcreteStairs


Traditionally, stairs have been used to connect different spaces and lead people to different levels. However, in this restaurant, the stairs were given a new interpretation, instead of leading somewhere, it leads to ‘NOWHERE’, like the idea by MC. Escher’s artwork, “Relativity.”


This modern restaurant uses loops of concrete stairs to create different functions throughout its design, like seats, tables,a bar, and communal areas. #RestaurantDesign #BarDesign #Stairs #ConcreteStairs


The stairs are the main feature, connecting the functions and spaces altogether. Designed as two continuous loops, the stairs create different functions such as seats, tables, bar, and a communal area.


This modern restaurant uses loops of concrete stairs to create different functions throughout its design, like seats, tables,a bar, and communal areas. #RestaurantDesign #BarDesign #Stairs #ConcreteStairs


As the restaurant is open throughout the day and into the night, the changing sky can be seen through a long skylight. The loops of the stairs are designed to link the entire space from the first step to the last, where it vanishes into the sky, accenting the concept of ‘Going Nowhere’.


This modern restaurant uses loops of concrete stairs to create different functions throughout its design, like seats, tables,a bar, and communal areas. #RestaurantDesign #BarDesign #Stairs #ConcreteStairs #Skylight


Here’s a look at the layout of the stairs that shows the loops.


This modern restaurant uses loops of concrete stairs to create different functions throughout its design, like seats, tables,a bar, and communal areas. #RestaurantDesign #BarDesign #Stairs #ConcreteStairs

Design: Stu/D/O  – Project Team: Apichart Srirojanapinyo, Chanasit Cholasuek, Park Lertchanyakul, Thanipath Thanawuttimanas | Lighting Designer: InContrast Design Studio | Structural Engineer: Darat Likitthaveechok

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