A Chinese Restaurant

An interior design short problem (designed and drawn in six hours). The design is based on actual Chinese temple designs. The braces at each intersection of column and beam are in the classic Chinese pattern called "five clouds." The overall design of the restaurant is meant to simulate a visit to an ancient Chinese lord; the gate of the restaurant is of a type used at the entrance to a complex, the roofs over the bar and entrance to the dining room are like those on buildings seen within a complex, and the dining room itself is designed like the interior of a great hall. The walls of the outer room are painted with Chinese landscapes to reinforce the impression of being outdoors. The entrance area of the restaurant is intended to separate the patrons from the prying eyes of those outside and form a transitional zone for the patrons when entering, to allow their eyes to become accustomed to the dim light inside.

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