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Gyenari

Culver City, California | 2009

A modern Korean BBQ restaurant, Gyenari required the renovation of a warehouse building. A simple parti separates the bar/lounge area from the dining area and is bridged by a gentle ramp that takes visitors over a water feature. The dining space sets the stage for a monumental backlit mural of a mountainous landscape. The image is a deconstruction of a traditional Korean painting, reinterpreted and reconstructed though a contemporary lens.