Slurp Restaurant Takes on Noodle-Themed Design

A noodle-like arch hangs proudly over customers at New Practice Studio’s Slurp Restaurant in New York.

The restaurant serves authentic street rice noodle from Chinese province Hunan, and New Studio has tried to emulate this by creating a dining space that engages with the bustling neighbourhood of East Village, NY.


The long space of Slurp is accentuated by a wooden arch with fillet corners ‘carved’ from the white volume.

“The space is conceived as a place to look through; a continuous volume is carved out from the storefront into the interior so that a direct dialogue is established between the street and the restaurant,” explained the New Practice team.

A group of long dining tables anchors the centre of the restaurant and adds to the continuity of the space. The interplay between the white plastered walls and the wooden screen creates a bright and warm atmosphere.

The rhythmic wood screen with fillet corners reinforces the geometry of the space while resembling the rice noodle served in the restaurant. The screen is set over existing brick walls and carefully designed backlighting adds another layer of subtlety to the volume.

Get our enews

Design and development news that comes to you

Korean studio creates triangular ‘Treehouse’ co-living complex

Korean architecture studio, Bo-Daa, have taken a new approach to co-living with their Treehouse project in Seoul. The apartment complex ...

Yeerongpilly Green masterplan launched in Brisbane

The masterplan model for Brisbane’s $850 million Yeerongpilly Green development has been released, with the first residential properties ...

Mirvac posts strong profit despite tough residential market

Mirvac’s results for the financial year to June 30, 2019 announced a strong performance despite challenging conditions in ...

Maroochydore in QLD is set to gain 2000 new apartments

Planning for 2,000 more apartments in Maroochydore has been given the green light by the QLD state government. The ...

Kokoda Property to develop mixed-use Malvern Collective in Melbourne

Kokoda Property has gained approval to develop Malvern Collective, a giant 4720-square-metre mixed-use site in inner Melbourne. The centrepiece ...


Stay connected to the SPEC

Join our reader network by signing up to our weekly newsletter and receive design and development news straight to your inbox

© 2018 Universal Media Co. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Service. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Universal Media Co.