La Ville de Pins in Gangnam-gu, South Korea, was recently renovated by Seoul-based studio BANG by MIN. The restaurant has a very elegant appearance, suited for its French-inspired atmosphere and cuisine.
According to the architects, the original building of the restaurant visually stands out in its neighborhood, due to the white exterior. Straight lines and and an overall minimalism characterize the design of the L-shaped restaurant, a choice which the architect justifies as follows: “I wanted to express the spatial harmony of East and West. I think Eastern spaces follow the world of harmony and have the more delicate components, while the Western spaces follow that of control and order. I wanted Korea and France with the concepts different from each other to strike the balance between them and to be one as another world. I created a story of this space by making the sequence of spatial components and expressing the concept with design.“ The hollow spaces of the restaurant are expected to be liven up and given color by the presence of customers.