HO LEE CHOW – PROTOTYPE
Designed as a prototype for a chain of “American-style” Chinese food eateries in Korea, Ho Lee Chow is a kit-of-parts design that consists of three elements: laser-cut partitions, furniture, and special material finishes. The concept behind the kit-of-parts approach is that all the elements can be manufactured off-site and installed in a variety of ways in almost any location. The design standardizes the sizes of all the elements and allows for multiple uses of all the various pieces. For example, the thick partitions serve to separate the spaces but also as lighting elements, storage, and serving stations for each area. Each restaurant accommodates a reception area / waiting area, bar, main dining room(s), and private dining rooms. There are currently four restaurants built in Seoul, Korea.