Hong Kong architecture studio Cheng Chung Design (CCD) has designed a restaurant as well as an exhibition area within a brick art installation called 50%Cloud Artists Lounge in Mile City, China. With its unusual architecture, the restaurant evokes a giant cluster of termite mounds.
The local artist Luo Xu created 50%Cloud Artists Lounge Restaurant without any steel reinforcements or nails.
The interiors of the other buildings also serve as a multi-functional hall, an art gallery, and a hotel. The artwork exhibited inside the restaurant ranges from custom-made furniture to larger sculptures designed by CCD and produced by an artist named Qi Songtao. Inside, the layout of the restaurant’s bar, chairs, and tables are in line with the curves of the structure and the placements of the round openings carved into the roof.
Lighting is one of the most significant design elements in 50%Cloud Artists Lounge Restaurant. Accordingly, the arrangement of the design elements aims to draw visitors’ attention to the light coming through the skylights during the day. So, natural light tells the passage of time and diversifies spatial experiences throughout the course of the day. The large woven lampshades also help to light the room, while art-deco style partitions divide the space loosely.