suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
tiffany DAHLEN and virginia MELNYK: The urban night club responds to the vibrant and eclectic youth culture of Harajuku and balances the high end fashion of Omontesando. The urban club consists of a large meet and greet entry area, sushi restaurant, sake bar, music lounge and two VIP lounges; Pockets of unique intensities are held within a white framework, creating zones of spatiality, surficiality, and crenalation. Five distinct qualities corresponding to the specific programs and aesthetic desires, transform between the different spaces through the medium of the framework and are embedded within it. They differ from a sweet salivating sushi restaurant to a soft pillowy lounge space.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
tD + vM: Mathew Barney, Ali Rahim, Steven Ma, Harajuku Fashion, Japanese Food
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
tD + vM: The aesthetics of Variation, Tiesto, Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
tD + vM: Asymptote, MAD, Kokkugia, Emergent, Sotamaa,