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Hunan Slurp restaurant by New Practice Studio, New York City

For an eatery that features authentic street rice noodle from Hunan, the design team - New Practice Studio wanted to create a dining space that engages with the bustling neighbourhood of East Village.

Designed by New Practice Studio Photos by Montse Zamorano

The space is conceived as a place to look into and look out from, a continuous volume is carved out from the storefront into the interior so a direct dialogue is established between the street and the restaurant. A group of communal dining table anchors the center of the restaurant and adds to the continuity of the space.

The interplay between white plastered wall and wood screen creates a bright and warm atmosphere. The rhythmic wood screen with fillet corners reinforces the geometry of the space, while resembling the rice noodle featured in this restaurant. The screen sits in front of existing brick walls where carefully designed backlighting adds another layer of subtlety to the space.

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