Located in the basement of the APM shopping mall in Wangfujing Street, Beijing, China the new Blufish restaurant is designed by Soda Architects. The place resembles an underwater world, which is full of fantasy and motion.
White is used as the primary color here, while the blue and pink metal mesh liven up the interior, spreading down from the ceiling. The mesh is made through a laser-cut process and attached to the smooth white surface of the walls and ceiling, which creates a unique underwater image with gorgeous, translucent, vague visual effects. ‘We expect people to feel cozy and relaxed here as if Mediterranean sea breeze in Southern France is blowing‘, the architects explain.
The sense of continuity of the two dining areas is enhanced by the naturally curved surface, making space seem flawless, while also using the room’s height efficiently. The lack of sharp edges extends the space, creating four undersea cave-like units as independent dining locations. To echo the theme of the restaurant and express the warmth of the scene, Soda team chose six kinds of hand-drawn fairytale patterns. They seem simple and familiar and represent the underwater coral, aquatic plants, and schools of fish. Photography by Xiyu Chen