Meet the Amazing Aranya’s Kids Restaurant by Wutopia Lab – By digesting the physical properties of materials, the studio hoped to create a place that loses material texture and spatial orientation. The carbonate polymer material used in the “One person’s gallery” case was used in combination with light to create an experience of losing the sense of size and texture. Bubbles, colourless and transparent, will refract the rainbow and are fleeting and unpredictable, but kids love them. The kid’s restaurant should be a polycarbonate neverland.
The studio used polycarbonate panels to wrap the original facade, a mixture of prairie villa style and contemporary art deco-style, creating a new translucent facade. they put vertical greening and large staircases between the old and new façades. This hierarchical facade was regarded as a complete facade.
”We re-organized function and streamline. Directly from the outdoor stairs, first stepping into the light forest on the second floor. Under the soft lighting of the light ceiling, the matte PVC pipe encloses a circular dining hall and two private dining room surrounded by polycarbonate panels. Circular, diffuse lighting, white tones make you losing the sense of texture, scale, and direction to this space.´´
You can enter the ground floor under the starry skies along the grand staircase. Under the starry sky ceiling, they created a playground for kids using PVC hollow balls, glass fibre cloth, marine plastic balls, artificial stone and floor glue. With a magic mirror as the border of the game space, the studio tries to distort the realism of the place, as if time is not passing.
At the edge of the main space, there is a pink memory bathroom, a sea sound bathroom, a mirror pool, a stainless steel slide, a trampoline, a bubble tree, and a mysterious picture book area. They are the corners hidden in this neverland that waiting for kids to discover for themselves.