Studio: Oyler Wu Collaborative
Project: 3DS Culinary
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Credit: Scott Mayoral, Drawings: Oyler Wu Collaborative
3DS Culinary is a creative laboratory situated at the confluence of technology and the culinary arts. Dedicated to experimentation and collaboration between designers, chefs, and artists, this space is a direct reflection of the company’s innovative ethos. Located in a 1928 Neoclassical Bank building, we stripped the interior volume to its most basic elements; leaving only the concrete vault, exterior masonry walls, and steel roof trusses that once hung a coffered ceiling. In this open space, we introduced a hyper-modern interior boldly situated in stark contrast to the raw building volume, aiming to showcase the dynamic work of the company in a cohesive way.
The space is organized around a centrally located, two-story glass food printing room. Complete with roughly a dozen 3D food printers, this area is situated to act as a display hub for a demonstration kitchen, where chefs exhibit the latest culinary advancements that make use of their technology. Linking these spaces is a mezzanine lounge, that hovers out into the voluminous space with in an intricately woven guardrail of white linear steel elements and CNC milled wood panels. Built out of hundreds of linear steel elements and finished plywood planar surfaces, volumetric forms move in and out of one another ¬- climbing up the stairs, forming the upper guardrail, and twisting to form seating surfaces on the mezzanine.