The Danish Restaurant and Loft was a project focused on design elements inspired by traditional Danish culture. As the designer I drew my main inspiration from geometric and trapezoidal shapes seen specifically in Denmark's landscapes and windmills. The below inspiration images conceptually illustrated the space in form, scale, color, and texture. The entire project was hand-drawn and rendered.
The floor plans for the loft apartment are organized in more linear sections in order to maximize space and privacy for different areas. The first floor of the loft is mainly public with entertainment areas such as the living room, dining room, and kitchen (with bar seating) as well as a guest bedroom. The second floor of the loft is made up of two larger bedrooms with separate restrooms for each.
The elevations illustrate the neutral color palette, for these contemporary spaces. The geometric form is used in many areas including the living room as a sculpture, and underneath the staircase as a custom shelving unit.
Master Bedroom Perspective
The second part of this project was to design a restaurant similar in style and inspiration to the loft. This restaurant is located directly underneath the loft, on the first and second floors of the building. The Danish forms are more evident in the restaurant design, both two and three dimensionally. The seating is broken up by different zones. There is banquet seating, casual high top tables, and booth seating for larger groups. There are also two sets of staircases to separate the staff and customers.
The section indicates the slanted ceiling and walls throughout the restaurant. These slopes also reflect the trapezoidal forms of the Danish landscapes, and create a subtle circulation direction through the space.
The bar design is based off the shape and form of traditional Danish windmills. The slanted shelves create both an interesting and functional storage solution for bottles and supplies.
Banquet Seating Perspective
Booth Seating Perspective