Monsoon Restaurant

Sapporo / Japan / 1990

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For a two-fold programme of formal eating and relaxed lounging an opposition of moods was created. The result is two synthetic and strange worlds: fi re and ice. Inspired by the seasonal ice buildings of Sapporo, the ground fl oor features cool-greys materialised in glass and metal.

Tables are sharp fragments of ice: a raised floor level drifts like an iceberg across the space.

Above the ice chamber whirls a furnace of fi re, rendered in searing reds, brilliant yellows and exuberant oranges. A spiral above the bar tears through the ground-fl oor ceiling, curling up to the underside of the upper-level dome like a fiery tornado bursting through a pressure vessel. A plasma of biomorphic sofas accommodates eating and lounging and allows an infi nite confi guration of seating types with movable trays and plug-in sofa backs.

ARCHITECT: Design Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher

Project Team Zaha Hadid with Bill Goodwin, Shin Egashira, Kar Hwa Ho, Edgar Gonzalez,Brian Langlands, Ed Gaskin, Yuko Moriyama, Urit Luden, Craig Kiner, Dianne Hunter-Gorman, Patrik Schumacher

CONSULTANTS: Michael Wolfson, Satoshi Ohashi, David Gomersall
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    For a two-fold programme of formal eating and relaxed lounging an opposition of moods was created. The result is two synthetic and strange worlds: fi re and ice. Inspired by the seasonal ice buildings of Sapporo, the ground fl oor features cool-greys materialised in glass and metal. Tables are sharp fragments of ice: a raised floor level drifts like an iceberg across the space. Above the ice chamber whirls a furnace of fi re, rendered in searing reds, brilliant yellows and exuberant oranges. A...

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