Banbo  restaurant

"Banbo" pronouced in Chinese, is the trace left by time, revealing the essence of things through its catalytic effect.

The fine-dining restaurant "Banbo" is themed around expressing Taiwan's sentiment, creating a culinary experience rich in Taiwanese imagery. From the perspective of the organizer, the daily scenery of the island is refined into innovative Taiwanese flavors through excellent culinary techniques.

Echoing Banbo's core philosophy, the space is inspired by Taiwan's street scenery. A 5.5-meter iron sheet is placed in the focal point of the space, giving rise to important functions such as the reception area, corridor, kitchen, stairs, and mezzanine. Similar to the Taiwanese-style street house that is continuously overlaid and increased for the necessities of life such as shelter and sustenance, it has become a Taiwanese functional form.

The iron, brick, bamboo, and wood in the space are all common building materials in Taiwan. We deliberately use techniques such as wrapping rusted iron sheets with wooden frames, weaving bamboo strips with equal distance cuts, and standing carbonized reed wall panels to show the pure beauty of the material through temperature and rhythm, responding to Banbo's
exquisite and elegant cuisine."


Tei by o’bond

[tei] by O’Bond, also known as Diam Diam Eh (Slow Buddy) - Ming Ming Tea and Wine Research Room, fashioned a melodic chapter of tea flavors expressing memories inherent to Taiwan. Through empirical analysis, the founder reveals his research and re-interpretation of taste and aroma to configure a delicate tea cocktail, expanding the experience and knowledge of taste buds, as well as the usual perception and imaginations of the taste of tea and wine.

The rusted red iron wall and the bark-covered door gracefully narrates a story of warmth among tea, wine, and humanity. The building foundation faces Guangfu South Road, where the traffic constantly roars. Created from the concept of Space Installation Within Space, the circulation configuration extends an invitation to visitors to traverse and become part of the poetic landscape.

The low-key and plain entrance is situated within a dark and narrow alley, an existence that neither welcomes nor rejects. Accompanied by the stirring noise of fermentation, the dim and obscure light next to the feet slowly crawls forward in accordance with the grille shadow. Following the steps steadily, the heart settles down. Brimming with sunshine, the tea room enlightens those present. The tea pavilion, filled with fragrance, co-creates the daily landscape with long benches. It reminds one of the tranquil yet intimate sceneries long ago in the park, where grandpa always enjoyed the shade under the trees.

Chu Chu Bar

City / taipei
Year / 2022
Photographer / Hsu yung lun
From / Radius interior design  /
Designer/ Jimmy Yeh


The business owner reflected on past moments filled with the aroma of tea and shisha in the air when she studied fashion design in Japan.  During that time, she found comfort in shisha bars often located in the apartments of Tokyo.
In a bar, people could feel the ebb and flow of time while holding a cup of brewed tea. They become fascinated in the beauty of impermanence and imperfection. In the place where people set their mind free, they share and resonate with what they have experienced and learned.

Ching Clubhouse

City / taipei
Year / 2022
Photographer / Hsu yung lun
From / Radius interior design

Designer / Joy Huang / Jimmy Yeh