Zense Restaurant

Bangkok, Thailand
2012

To reflect character of the project owner, ZEN Department Store, we introduce the dynamic world of fashion in the static domain of architecture, by adapting aesthetic and technique of pleating fabric into architectural elements and function. In interior space, pleating elements are found throughout; from pleating stairs and railing, pleating seating, pleating performing stage, to pleating roof planes over show kitchens. To create energetic flow of the space and to obscure all piping underneath exposed ceiling slab, pleating planes of fine steel lines were added as floating planes below ceiling. These planes are also applied in floating dining pavilions which give such a unique picture frame to Bangkok city skyline.