Tanám

Retail & Hospitality
LOCATION: Somerville, MA
COMPLETED: 2019
SIZE: 500 SF
OWNERS: Tanám
ARCHITECT: SuperNormal
PHOTOGRAPHER: © Jane Messinger

DESIGN TEAM:Dan Weissman

This hybrid restaurant and performance art space, tucked into a single 500-square-foot room, is designed to amplify the rituals of eating and conversing by extending the dining timeline, letting the stories of the strangers around the table unfold. A linear perimeter slot with tunable-white capability transforms a scrim-like curtain into a soft but opaque surface during performance and dining events. Framed in a matte solid surface and lined with color-changing linear LED strips at their limits, deep portal-like openings connect the activities of the kitchen and bar (also seen as performance) to the space of cultural narrative and eating together.