Based in New York this restaurant called Tides is created by LTL Architects and explores different configurations of bamboo. The booths, seats and tables are all made out of different combinations with bamboo. The ceiling if formed by over 120,000 bamboo skewers embedded into a bach- lit acoustical ceiling. The skewers are composed to produce a topographical effect, evoking sea grass.
Finalist, Gold Key Award, Interior Design, Casual Dining, 2005
Winner, Interiors Award, Contract Magazine, Casual Restaurant, 2005
Honorable Mention, AR Awards for Emerging, Architecture, Architecture Review, 2005
Lewis. Tsurumaki. Lewis or LTL, is an architecture and design partnership founded in 1993 by Paul Lewis, Marc Rsurumaki and David.J. Lewis.
LTL’s approach is to realize inventive solutions that turn the very constraints of each project into the design trajectory, exploring overlaps between space, program, form, budget and materials.
The firm actively pursues a diverse range of work, maintaining a creative dialogue between built projects and speculative investigations. LTL’s work includes large scale public projects, academic buildings, commercial renovations, residential projects, museum installations, and exhibition designs.
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