Classic clay brick and wood, the dominant regional materials of the Siheyuans, was abstracted to newer modern forms and proportions, giving the space the color and texture of a traditional space but with a distinctively modern edge.

Every location incorporates a floating, modular wood trellis, devised to conceal the building systems and lighting in the ceiling, while also baffling the reflection of sound in a space comprised entirely of hard, cleanable surfaces.

The centerpiece of each location is the communal table, visually anchored by a custom pendant light inspired by the roof forms found throughout the ancient and disappearing Hutong neighborhoods of China.

The overall effect is one of partaking in a communal meal in the courtyard of a Chinese Siheyuan.