Z Bar

Los Angeles, California | 2003

This Korean pub in the heart of L.A.’s Koreatown utilizes a wooden grid structure (post and beam) that was constructed inside a commercial space. This grid of posts provided flexibility, allowing for varied floor and ceiling levels to diversify the spatial experience. The central seating area is at the highest level, the perimeter seating is at the middle level, and the entrance and service areas are at the lowest level. The ceiling is constructed with slender bamboo reeds that filter light and drape shadows throughout the bar area.