Located in Houhai Harbour, EVER BOOM’s front door emits a warm glow from its Japanese family crest logo, inviting customers to explore what lies beyond. The interplay of light and shadow on the solid door creates a sense of mystery, adding to the anticipation of what’s inside. The greenery in the outdoor planters adds vibrancy to the entrance area.
EVER BOOM is situated in Houhai Harbour, a youth-oriented mall characterized by a youth culture that breaks down barriers with high-quality content to stand out to attract young customers. The incubation and operation of the “youth culture” of Houhai Harbour is exemplary in the commercial property field, making it an unique complex in Shenzhen. It’s located in Houhai District, a new CBD in the Greater Bay Area that needs top commercial complexes to foster a high-quality lifestyle by the use of favorable urban center resources, to serve young elite customers and the new middle class.
EVER BOOM offers a unique dining experience that combines traditional Japanese flavors with cutting-edge French innovations, while also incorporating Chinese elements and cooking methods. The restaurant’s mythological aesthetics and contemporary art provide a dramatic and immersive atmosphere for fine dining. Over the past three years, Houhai Harbour, a commercial complex where EVER BOOM stands, has positioned itself as a “high-quality content producer” that caters to the needs and demands of contemporary young consumers.
Like “Heaven” and “Hell”, the venue boasts a bloody yet beautiful ambiance, where every subtle detail defines the sense of place. The open hall features a unique layout of the dining area, creating an atmosphere with a sense of distance formed by social emotions. The circulation design lays out the physical form for segmented social places, while the elegant, mixed, and blurred lighting effect creates a luxury brand image with the force of chaos. The Omakase operational counter, located in the center of the black and red space, serves as the first functional visual focus and provides auxiliary functions for all seating areas. Its location closest to each dining area maximizes its functions and emphasizes an open spatial mood in the mysterious field. Unlike many other Japanese restaurants, EVER BOOM is tranquil and beautiful, incorporating a distinctive style of modern Japanese spirit.
The VIP rooms are located deep within the restaurant while the operational counter provides an impressive display of the food and ingredients, providing patrons with rich experiences by altering the perspectives. The restaurant’s design incorporates the curves, lines, and materials of the basic structure, with textures that outline the dramatic sense of the “city context” all over the space. From the VIP room, customers can enjoy a view of the nearby high-rise buildings, observing the law of the jungle that is staged in Houhai Harbour.
The space exudes an air of luxury and comfort because of the collision between the stone-texture paint wall and etched metal. The soft lighting further enhances the ambiance, creating a sense of weight in the area. The floor-to-ceiling glass makes the scene and field superpose, and the inversion of a heavy volume results in a dramatic yet balanced feeling. The designers’ exploration of thinking and analysis is evident in the expression of the space. The power of the curve creates fluidity, reflecting the designers’ thinking on the essence of life. The space connects rationality and sensibility, respecting the world and guiding people to pursue the law of the environment based on the present.
At the end area of the space, EVER BOOM highlights Darwinian evolution with distinctive and mysterious textures. The use of stone materials on the floor and wall, a large area of rust feature paint, black wooden chairs with mountain patterns around the operational counter, and a chiseled background wall all contribute to this intention. The functional old timber installation echoes the space details, implicitly expressing the elegance of the commercial space. The large area of plain and rough travertine and calm tones, along with the clean and dignified arrangement of inkstones, creates a layered aesthetic that highlights the integrity of the interior surfaces, resulting in a calm and elegant space.