This Beautifully Retro-Futuristic Restaurant Was Specifically Designed For Scientists

Restaurant Porn is a column of daydreams presented as a means to introduce BC diners and designers to concepts, looks, and fully-formed ideas that they might draw an inkling of inspiration from.

(via) I’m not a little mesmerized by the new restaurant at ATLATL Innovation Cluster, a research and development platform for life sciences located in Shanghai’s Zhangjiang hi-tech business park. The 200-seat, two-level, 5,200 sqft retro-futuristic stunner with a dome feeds high level researchers and scientists of many different stripes from departments and agencies that specialize in everything from biology to semiconductors.

– Images by Shao Feng –

Designed by architects Qianyi Lin and Dongzi Yang of Various Associates, the two floors are dominated by the atrium’s ‘floating’ ring. The client apparently requested a futuristic spatial atmosphere, which they received in soft curves, planetary orbit-inspired circles, newfangled resins, glass panels and mirror-polished steel set in a soothing palette that includes greens, blues, yellows and different shades of grey.

  • ATLATL-Restaurant-Shanghai-Various-Associates-Yellowtrace-07
  • ATLATL-Restaurant-Shanghai-Various-Associates-Yellowtrace-10
  • ATLATL-Restaurant-Shanghai-Various-Associates-Yellowtrace-15 (1)
  • ATLATL-Restaurant-Shanghai-Various-Associates-Yellowtrace-18
  • ATLATL-Restaurant-Shanghai-Various-Associates-Yellowtrace-20
  • ATLATL-Restaurant-Shanghai-Various-Associates-Yellowtrace-22
  • ATLATL-Restaurant-Shanghai-Various-Associates-Yellowtrace-24
  • ATLATL-Restaurant-Shanghai-Various-Associates-Yellowtrace-25
  • ATLATL-Restaurant-Shanghai-Various-Associates-Yellowtrace-28
  • ATLATL-Restaurant-Shanghai-Various-Associates-Yellowtrace-39

There are 0 comments

Cafe Inspired by Sun Setting on Faraway Monolith

The 323 sqft, barista-owned cafe brightens an otherwise drab corner in Hong Kong's Sai Ying Pun district.

Take a Look Inside Gran Fierro, the New Argentinean-Themed Restaurant in Prague

The new spot is actually a second-iteration/resurrection of a 2015 project of the same name by local restaurateur Juan Cruz Pacin.

Check Out the Modern Meets Old School Design of This New Cafe in Montreal

Located on the corner of Saint-Urbain and Saint-Antoine, the new location of Melk Cafe is reminiscent of the classroom.

Socially Distanced Hotpot Dining in a Eucalyptus Forest

Located in a dreamy eucalyptus forest, the wall-less restaurant weaves its way through the tall white trunks next to a lotus pond.