Arch Design Award
Interior Design Category
Bar MORI is a newly-opened local bar-restaurant in Linkou that features a Japanese style with forest motifs. Its low-profile, sleek environment creates a chic and serene hangout space with a café feel. Upon entering, guests walk through a garden with lush vegetation and transition into a natural sphere of tranquility and elegance. The bistro has a rectangular layout with a six-meter-high ceiling that visually opens up the space and gives a feeling of entering a forest. The concept of a tree cave creates a visual contrast of front and back, in and out. In the bar section further inside, a cave-like image is made by lowering the ceiling, shaping a small zone where people can connect, and creating a heart-warming venue of chatting and sharing life with the bartender while dining and drinking tea. The bar area has a ceiling height that gets lower further inside, contributing to a unique color scheme of going from light to dark tones, creating a feel of going from the bright outdoors to the calming interiors. The wine cabinetry in the back features suspended hardwood shelving, paired with the golden decorative wall film, creating a contrast of rustic wood and luxury gold and presenting a subdued refinedness. The bar counter itself is made low by elevating the floor, enhancing comfort of diners and preventing an angle of standing staff looking down at seated patrons. The design is characterized by natural, rustic, original wooden furniture and low-back Japanese sofas, paired with vegetation as a finishing touch. This creates an atmosphere of greenness that is coherent with the forest theme, conducive to a wonderful experience of being in a forest under the star-studded sky embraced by nature. In summary, Bar MORI offers a unique romantic touch and perfect relaxation in a forest-themed bar-restaurant with its refined and artistic design, invoking a feeling of being surrounded by nature.