This trendy restaurant & nightclub was designed to attract the surrounding area's young business professionals. The expanding & contracting series of rectangular, light-emitting frames represents an on-edge or anxious emotion that people experience before going out at night. The structural composition of the frames within the building connect the restaurant on the lower two levels, with the nightclub on the upper three levels.
A single exterior frame acts as a gateway into the building. Visitors enter into a low ceiling vestibule which acts a vacuum that pulls them in to a grand five-story establishment. The restaurant floors utilize the frames as space dividing elements, as well as seating areas. The nightclub floors utilize the frames as a means of establishing public & private spaces on each floor. Public spaces, such as dance floors, are located within the frame's vortex composition inside the building's interior. Private spaces, such as bar areas & lounge-type seating, are located outside of the frame's vortex composition which creates a more intimate environment.
The LED illuminated frames hold the ability to change colors, which reciprocates visitor's constant interactions with them.
Status: School Project
Location: New York, NY, US