THESIS PROJECT

Mandarin Oriental  Wuhan 7th Floor

Family Li imperial cuisine 


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Chef

The founder of the Family Li Imperial Cuisine, Beijing,  Professor Li Shan-lin, taught Applied Mathematics at the Beijing Capital Economy & Trade University.  His wife, Wang Xiao-zhou served as a pediatrician, who passed away in Dec 2009.

Professor Li was born to a prestigious Manchurian family, whose ancestors were “Zhang Bai Qi”(Normal White Banner) Manchurians.  His grandfather, Li Zhi-jia, who lived in the years from Tongzhi to Guangxu periods during the Qing Dynasty, was a high-ranked official working in the Imperial Court.  He was Commander-in-Chief of the Palace Guards responsible for the security of the royal family.  He had the duty to ensure that all household affairs in the Imperial Court were safely taken care of by his staff to the highest standard.  He was also in charge of organizing all the royal banquets including designing the menu recipes.

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CONCEPT


Family Li restaurant combines transitional and luxurious into one. The interior of Family Li restaurant is inspired by Chinese culture and structure layout of Chinese letters. The tracking, kerning, and forming are the three key factors of letter structure. They are transforming into one spatial design of Family Li restaurant.

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PLAN

RENDERING

APPROACHING FROM ELEVATOR

APPROACHING FROM SHOPPING CENTER

PRIVATE LOUNGE

PRIVATE ROOM

CHINESE GARDEN

PUBLIC DINNING

PUBLIC GROUP DINNING