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.