Liong Lie Architects won the award for BEST RESTAURANT DESIGN 2008, a distinction that isn’t hard to believe when you look through the photos in the gallery. The Liong Lie Architects is a firm from the Netherlands. This tiny little restaurant packs all kinds of tricks and illusions into a very small footprint, and its biggest architectural claim to fame is the dining room that hangs out from the rest of the structure.

Liong Lie Architects’ unusual design uses vertical space and is a clever way to create a new building when land is priced at a premium.