Retail & Hospitality
LOCATION: Somerville, MA
SIZE: 500 SF
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 to let 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.