COMMUNITY & URBAN PLANNING OFFICE
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FINDING ALBANIA ON THE MAP
TRAVEL & INSPIRATION
CHINA & TIBET
BALKANS / PEACE CORPS ALBANIA
JAPAN / ARCH. SEMINAR
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Shortly after Ralph Shinogle finished his M. Arch., he took to freelancing and designed Hunam Chinese Restaurant in collaboration with Tim Clark Architecture.
This project, in the heart of Kansas State University's bar district has four apartments, a new restaurant, and an additional retail space.
Ralph Shinogle's involvement started with a mere introduction to the owner and led to procuring the job, schematic design through construction documents.
KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
The site, 1116 Moro Street
BLOCK IN AGGIEVILLE BAR DISTRICT
An initial parameter of the project became staging: to keep the restaurant open throughout construction. The original restaurant, something like a house converted into a business was at the front of the property. To navigate this, the new kitchen and apartments were placed at the back or the property where they could be nearly completed and opened. After which the old restaurant would be razed to make way for the dining space and the front of an adjoining commercial space.
SECOND PHASE FIRST PHASE
To double the number of apartments permitted by code, a lot split was instituted. This worked in favor of creating a second commercial space on the ground floor.
Second Commercial Space
FIRST FLOOR PLAN
Rooftop Engineered to Support an Outdoor Patio
SECOND AND THIRD FLOOR PLANS
Second Commercial Space
In the apartments cmus are exposed to lend texture to the living space.
The wall is partially removed where a bench is set within it. The white cushions mimic the wall the would otherwise be there.
Cashiers' Counter with translucent glass.
A - LONGITUDINAL SECTION
A lighted canopy was created to pull the attention of passers-by to the "shadow play" of kitchen with its translucent glass while highlighting the buffet it passes.
B - LONGITUDINAL SECTION
The cashier's counter turns up and around to frame the kitchen and tie it with the buffet line. It creates a threshold to the service parts of the restaurant.
The sneeze guard is made of steel rods tied together to form a "sling" which a sheet of glass is hung.
The buffet is folded upwards at the back to create a sign visible from the sidewalk. It is made of buffet trays laser-cut and illuminated from behind.
Translucent glass is used to obscure the kitchen. The wok grill is placed to behind the glass to for an element of theatricality in front of where people wait in line.
C - INTERIOR ELEVATION
D - INTERIOR ELEVATION
Two large screens take clue from their Chinese counterparts and allow the restaurant to open up in nice weather.
Behind them, is a garage door shielding the restaurant from the thermal extremes of Midwest. When the climate turns nice the garage door can be raised, the screens drawn permitting a breeze created by the massive fan in the hood of the kitchen pulling air.
Photo courtesy of Tim Clark