A 7,800-square-foot pan Asian restaurant on the University of Pennsylvania campus, for the restaurateur Stephen Starr.
Finalist for the James Beard Prize, 2001
Sam Trimble in collaboration with the Rockwell Group
Jun Aizaki - project manager / project designer.
Photography by Paul Warchol
sushi bar and main dining room
55-foot-long Corian counter, slow-moving conveyor belt displaying dishes, lights projected from ceiling cast colors in circular patterns on the concrete floor
front bar and lounge
back-lit amber resin counter, lounge seating unit of red urethane foam, acoustic foam tiles make up sound-absorbent ceiling, stairs in back with rubberized escalator handrails leading to main dining area
elevated two-person dining booths
tables cantilevered to wall, gel cushions for comfortable seating
circular dining pod
resin buttons on the wall panel change the color of lighting in the pod
main dining area
acrylic-coated tabletops with silk-screened patterns, hollow space under chairs to store baggage, view into private dining space with silicon tube curtain