The project explores the guest experience through old textures, vaults of expanded metal lath, and delimited materials choices.

_project: Asset Restaurant
_architecture: Bates Masi + Architects
_location: New York City, United States of America
_model: Gisella Roseney

Design is the foundation of any architecture project, and design elements can play a pivotal role in creating an architecture project that is both functional and visually stunning. A well-designed project not only serves its intended purpose but also leaves a lasting impression on its users.

Asset Restaurant is a project undertaken by the renowned New York-based architecture firm, Bates Masi + Architects. The restaurant, located in the heart of the city, has been designed with a focus on maximizing functionality while creating a visual impact that captures the essence of the space. Every design element has been carefully crafted to create a unique dining experience for customers.

The layout of the restaurant has been designed to optimize functionality. The dining area has been divided into smaller, more intimate sections that provide a sense of privacy and comfort for customers. The architects have used a mix of seating options, including booths, tables, and bar seating to cater to different groups of people. The bar area has been designed to provide a more casual and relaxed atmosphere, while the dining area is more formal and sophisticated.

One of the standout design features of the restaurant is the staircase. It is an impressive architectural feature that adds a touch of elegance and sophistication to the overall design of the restaurant. The staircase is designed to seamlessly integrate into the open space of the dining area, allowing customers to move easily between floors while enjoying the restaurant's ambiance.

This project showcases how a holistic approach to design can elevate a space to create a lasting impression on the users. It demonstrates the potential of architects to create spaces that offer a unique experience, where every design element is carefully considered and crafted to its full potential. By maximizing functionality and aesthetics, the restaurant provides a cohesive and inviting atmosphere that captivates the customers. Every detail was deliberately chosen to contribute to the overall visual impact and create a memorable dining experience.


_written by Daniela Moreira Silva
_film by Architecture Hunter
_cover image: Courtesy of Bates Masi + Architects
_drawings by Courtesy of Bates Masi + Architects:

  1. Mezzanine
  2. Ground Floor
  3. Lower Floor

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