Banq is a restaurant located at the base of the old banking hall of Penny Savings Bank, in an early 20th century building abandoned for years in Boston.
This space has been renovated in a very interesting way: the wall and ceilings were decorate using wave element made from unique pieces of three-quarter-inch birch plywood adhered together in a scenario that likens to a puzzle. The columns and the wine storage, in the middle of the hall, serve to uphold the fiction, and appear to be suspended from the ceiling. if the longitudinal axis emphasizes the seamless surface, then lateral views offer striated glimpses into the service space above, and demystify the illusion. To underline this strategy, certain areas of the ceiling “drip” and “slump”, acknowledging the location of to place exit signs, lighting features, and other details.
The ceiling remains BANQ restaurant by Office dA most remarkable innovation. According to Wallpaper magazine, it was voted it as the best new restaurant. Find out how inspiration can help a project find its place in the world’s best restaurants list!