This is one amazing restaurant design by Joyce Wang – the AMMO Restaurant. This ultra-modern hospitality design is by far the most authentic design I’ve ever encountered. Though at a glance it looks crowded, the amazing backdrop of tropical – almost ancient greenery made it very special and spacious to say the least. It feels like the moment you set foot in this beautiful restaurant you’ll be treated like VIP – the design says it so.
However, unlike many other restaurant designs, these amazing restaurant interiors boast a historical background as it is built in mid-19th century by the British army. It takes its name “AMMO” from its military background consider it was formerly an explosives magazine site. Hence, it is both culturally and historically significant.
Because of this historical background, the design of the restaurant interiors faces a conflict – retro yet modern and futuristic. Joyce Wang conquered this challenge and created a mechanical yet luxurious amazing restaurant. The sharp edges in the design brought by custom fixtures and other details were toned down by choosing leather, silk and velvet as materials. Overall, the restaurant offers luxury like no other and I found this very enticing because despite its historical background it still managed to become a modern space without sacrificing its primary purpose – to provide fine dining.
Upon close inspection, the chandeliers particularly the shades are created from bent copper rods and mesh. They are raw materials that represent the military and industrial setting. Once again, the design presented yet another conflicting challenge – which has been conquered. I believe this is the focal point of design.
The three staircases were built within the restaurant to catch attention to the 6-meter high ceiling. This created a significant, dynamic and dramatic within this space. The dominating material within this space is copper, which is usually found historically in machine rooms and industrial settings – considering that the site is formerly under military operations.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 8 August, 2012