Shuck Shuck Vancouver, Canada

Shuck Shuck Vancouver, Canada

📅23 Dicembre 2020, 11:12

Shuck Shuck is an interior fit-out for a new food concept in Vancouver’s Chinatown, on East Pender Street.

This new concept uses oysters as a vessel, combining them with the novel, worldly ingredients, sustainable practices, and a highly social environment.

Labeled as a non-traditional restaurant, the urban grazing stop strives to be the place to connect people and shellfish in transition times – after work, before dinner, and post-dinner. Shuck Shuck is focused on being a draw for the oyster-lover and convert those that are oyster-adverse.

Shuck Shuck is an interior fit-out for a new food concept

The pared-back simplicity of the interior consists of stripped-back concrete floors, exposed concrete columns, concrete ceiling, mechanical ducts, and conduits. Painted acoustic wall panels combine a uniquely rough-textured appearance with unusual durability and acoustic performance. The simplistic interior yields attention to a single architectural intervention. A 56’-0” long serpentine table floats its way through the space.

The fiber-reinforced precast concrete table mediates between the interactive qualities of a loose and casual “bar top” and the intimacy and the enveloping relationship of a “booth” that wraps around you. As a standing-only restaurant, the circulation and interaction between patrons were curated to redefine placemaking of this highly social yet intimately personal environment that allows people to connect in various ways. Depending on where a patron is standing at the table their personal sense of space and level of interaction with others varies.

The texture and finish of the table were prescribed akin to an oyster. The exterior shell, often rough, grey, and drab acts to protect the delicate pearl inside. While the underside of the concrete table is executed with a rough, pocketed finish like the oyster’s shell, the exterior has a soft, smooth, polished finish. The imperfection of the color purposely celebrating the handmade process of the material.

Shuck Shuck is an interior fit-out for a new food concept

This rough and loutish aesthetic is further contrasted with slender exposed bulbs delicately floating in a random pattern overhead, transcending the otherwise raw and unrefined palette into a peculiarly warm and enveloping atmosphere.

Project Information
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Area: 1,200 sft
Photography: SilentSama Architectural Photography

Batay-Csorba Architects

Batay-Csorba Architects (BCA) is an architecture and interior design studio that combines research and practice to create progressive projects. Committed to architecture as a place where ideas find expression, we use spatial massing, natural light, and tactile materials to translate buildings into aspirational forms and experiences.

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