WAY Studio is not just another architecture and design studio; it is a place where art, technology and nature come together in a harmonious dance of creativity. Their passion for artistic representation is at the heart of their mission, and they embrace the power of interdisciplinary collaborations to explore new horizons.
In their search for the next step, they embrace the pioneering spirit and strive for a new truth. WAY Studio believes in finding a delicate balance between people and nature, culture and technology. This is the essence of their creative journey. One of their most inspiring collaborations was with YiXing YU, an artist whose roots are deeply rooted in the beauty of bamboo forests, Boccaro teapots, waterways and pavilions. These natural elements became our source of inspiration to create an enchanting culinary experience. The journey begins in their underground car park, a mysterious entrance under an overhanging ceiling reminiscent of entering a cavernous cave. This brings a sense of compression and mystery before the space opens up into a lush dining area, like an enchanted garden. The semi-open seating areas, hidden among the plants, offer guests a sense of privacy and the feeling of dining in the wild. A hidden door leads to a large cavern lit by a skylight, where they created a dining area, tea room and stage, inspired by the traditional gardens of Suzhou. Layered curtains filter natural light like heavy mist, and this space can be used for private dinners, events and intimate performances.
The terrazzo floor, with its hint of Boccaro pottery, adds to the sculptural atmosphere
The upper dining level takes you through a picturesque Shan Shui landscape, where bamboo terraces separate the tables and cast a refreshing shadow on the stone surfaces. The terrazzo floor, with its hint of Boccaro pottery, adds to the sculptural atmosphere of the room, creating an homage to local craft. At the end of the room, a winding corridor arouses curiosity, leading to two private rooms and an exclusive balcony with breathtaking views of JinJiu Lake and the shore beyond. The layered panels recall the layers of the sky, immersing guests in a lifelike Shan Shui landscape. This is WAY Studio in all its glory: a place where innovation, art and natural beauty come together to create magical, unforgettable experiences. Welcome to their world of boundless creativity and wonder.
Photography by TIAN Fangfang