Gulangyu Island [YIKO] Sister Store ｜ 鼓浪屿［一口］姊妹店
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留住时间痕迹与手工温度的改造 —— 鼓浪屿［一口YIKO］姊妹店
Retain the trace of time and beauty of craftsmanship
—— Gulangyu Island [YIKO] Sister Store
Designer Fang Xiaofeng and architect Zheng Lei cooperated to accomplish the reconstruction of an old house in Anhai Road, Gulangyu Island, Xiamen, which made the century-old private house of red brick into a restaurant that specialized in local cuisine. Together with the neighboring Craft Beer Garden, they become the sister stores to “eat and drink”.
Transformation of space
The unique historical and cultural environment of Gulangyu Island lays the foundation for the overall design. The designer keeps its original appearance and only repairs and paints the original wooden doors and windows. With limited internal space, the house gets sufficient functional space through the partial removal and reinforcement of original walls. Holes are made on the wall to let in light and sight, which makes the internal space look relaxing.
Combination of old and new materials
The keeping of old wall bricks and the reuse of recycled woods allow the trace of times to permeate the new space. The new cobble stone floor with Burma teak strips makes a subtle contrast between the new and old materials. As the main material of the bar counter, brass is also used in the Craft Beer Garden. In perfect match with recycled old door planks, brass and beer fermentation cylinders complement each other.
The warmth of the hand made
Fang Xiaofeng designs customized dining tables for the restaurant. He laser-carved bamboo boards and inlayed it with brass, and the patterns are inspired by old houses in Gulangyu Island. Old chairs in western and Southeast Asia style together with old tableware decorating the wall enhance the.The features of materials and customized design add a touch of craftsmanship to the space.
Interior and furniture design: Fang Xiaofeng
Architectural reconstruction: Zheng Lei
Address: Gulangyu Ialand, Xiamen, China
Reconstruction year: 2015
Photograph by: Xu Xiaodong