December 10, 2018 |Interior Design
GwangHwaMun Seafood by Gongsang Planet
Gwanghwamun Seafood is a restaurant interior project designed by Gongsang Planet, a design studio in Seoul. The dark wooden panels and gray bricks feature an ancient eastern feel, but the dim lighting and comfortable seats create a modern and cozy atmosphere.
This building with Gwanghwamun Seafood is believed to built in 1940. The designer wanted to see Gwanghwamun Seafood as a brand suitable for Jeong-dong, where the modern and old tastes coexist and thought that they were both modern and contemporary.
The interior space was divided into large halls, kitchens, and rooms, and counters were installed in the center of the customer’s line considering two entrances. And the room can be used as a separate room for six people, the wooden doors can slide left and right so if customers want to have their privacy, they can just slide the doors to make it a room.
Traditional wooden structures in the form of gable have been refined to the extent of strengthening the structure and used as elements that allow vertical viewing of the hall space and showing the past. In addition, lighting was secured to the ceiling and the vertical downlight was installed on the hall table in order to show the ceiling at night.
The absence of metallic materials falling from the rugged old wooden top serves as a part of the modern expression. Partition, which is the boundary between hall and room, was intended to add refinement to the sliding door form using metal glass, and room ceiling was lowered to accentuate the hall ceiling, giving room users a cozy atmosphere.
Photo by: Choi Yong Jun