Teahouse
Project Information

Description

With a limited budget, space constraints and landmarks district status, LED focused on a single design gesture that could define the eating, drinking and retail areas. Using cork plank flooring as the primary material, LED applied it over a new concrete slab floor and wrapped the adjacent wall and ceiling to define the service areas. The randomly slotted cork ceiling and walls allowed for tactical lighting and backlit wine/tea display. Solid walnut, blackened steel and fiber cement make up the remaining materials for the custom bar, counter tops and various custom shelving units.

Status

Completed

Date

2007

Client

Undisclosed

Location

New York, NY

Size

1,000 sq ft

Project Team

Michael Gibson

Code Consultant

Agouti Construction Consultants

MEP Consultant

Laszlo Bodak PC

General Contractor

Taconic Builders

Structural Engineer / Controlled Insp.

Chen Engineering Services, PC