This project is a restaurant located in Dongfengyun Town, where the local artist Luo Xu conceived several groups of distinctive red brick buildings.
The restaurant is situated in a building named “50%Cloud”, which follows the design languages of red brick architectural complexes designed by Luo Xu while at the same time subtly incorporating Art Deco Style to maintain its own unique identity. Without a single steel bar or nail, this “utopia” built on red soil is completely composed of local red bricks and blends into nature.
The building looks like a mega art installation and half of a cloud that undulates in the sky. It features solid facades, curved contours and volumes set at staggering heights.
The interior space extends the natural curves of the exteriors, characterized by large-span arches and lofty ceilings. Round openings are carved out on roofs, in order to let daylight filter in. Natural light sources throughout the building are evenly distributed, and people in it can feel the interplay of daylight and cloud shadows.