UNDERCOVER

Thematic Dining Design

Malibu, California

“UNDERCOVER’’ is a thematic dining experience with cuisines made from the unknown sea creatures, in partnership with Chef Angel Leon, with the goal of acquainting the knowledge of unmapped underwater realm through obscure blockage of visuality gives rise to the sense of taste, use the unique representation of unknown underwater biomass with enormous nutrition and gastronomic skills that deliver relentless delightfully and an immersive dining environment (atmosphere) that created by advanced technologies. So, guests who are keen to learn about the undiscovered underwater world can explore and reveal the mystery of it not only through their senses but also through their spirit.

CHEF

ÁNGEL LEÓN

Ángel León, known as the “Chef of the Sea” . A Spanish Chef with three Michelin stars, he looks to the sea as his greatest source of inspiration for innovating cuisine. Ángel León’s discoveries for avant-garde cuisine include the use of parts of the seafood that are normally discarded to protect the ongoing viability of life on earth that can translate into a real intention for change. He focuses on the exclusive culinary experience that engages vibrant, delicate and diverse flavors of seafood along the coast.

SITE

Malibu, California

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The project is located in Malibu where it offers a more natural atmosphere, due to proximity to the ocean and providing favorable conditions. 

In an area characterized by a unique ecosystem, the Malibu coast will undoubtedly provide the  “Chef of the Sea” with plenty of inspiration for his continuously innovating menu of marine creations.
 

FORM

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01 Façade

02 Wall Panel

03 Material Finishes

04 Roof Top

PLAN + ELEVATION

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EXPERIENCE

Facade

At the entrance, curved stone meets the lower roof to wrap near the entrance, giving a sense of protection. The only open entrance has a slowly upward slope that leads guests into the space.

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Hallway + Reception

Upon entering, the ocean is visible through the left-hand windows, which lead guests to the reception desk, where they will be greeted by staff.

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Casual Dining
Casual Dining

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Bar
Bar

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Casual Dining

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Casual Dining + Bar

The casual dining and bar area provides more flexibility for guests who can order freely from the menu. The window on the left side of the bar brings natural light into the space. So that guests can enjoy the view of the coastline, before the enter the mysterious dining room ambiance.

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Fine Dining Hallway

The casual dining and bar area provides more flexibility for guests who can order freely from the menu. The window on the left side of the bar brings natural light into the space. So that guests can enjoy the view of the coastline, before the enter the mysterious dining room ambiance.

Fine Dining Booth

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Fine Dining Booth 1

When guests begin their dining experience, the projection mapping creates an immersive underwater experience, allowing shifting waters to ‘enter’ the booth. The whole experience is a culinary theatre that surprises guests. They also acquire knowledge of the underwater realm, and feel the mystery of oceans, through the curated taste of unknown sea cuisines.

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Fine Dining Booth 2
Fine Dining Booth 2

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Fine Dining Booth Details
Fine Dining Booth Details

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Fine Dining Booth 1

When guests begin their dining experience, the projection mapping creates an immersive underwater experience, allowing shifting waters to ‘enter’ the booth. The whole experience is a culinary theatre that surprises guests. They also acquire knowledge of the underwater realm, and feel the mystery of oceans, through the curated taste of unknown sea cuisines.

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Fine Dining Booth Milling Drawing 1
Fine Dining Booth Milling Drawing 1

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Fine Dining Booth Milling Drawing 2
Fine Dining Booth Milling Drawing 2

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Fine Dining Booth Milling Drawing 1

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Booth Construction Drawing

Bathroom

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Exit

Guests leave through the side door and walk to parking. On the left, blue colored panels move from dark to light, reinforcing the feeling of emerging from deep waters.

MATERIAL SELECTION

Material Strategy
Material Strategy

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Material And Color
Material And Color

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Fine Dining Booth Material Application
Fine Dining Booth Material Application

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Material Strategy

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SECTION PERSPECTIVE

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