The 'Nous' restaurant in Dongguan, China is an unconventional one that builds a sense of anticipation as one arrives to the space.
On the outside of the establishment is a sign that reads: "Nous Restaurant & Flowers," which offers only a hint at what's inside. Looking into the space from the street presents a clear view of the flower shop that one must pass through first in order to get to the dining space, which is completely concealed by a one-way black glass wall. As such, the experience of passing through the flower shop awakens one's senses before the arrival into the dining area.
The design of the restaurant space created by 0321 Studio unifies the distinctly separated flower shop and restaurant with materials and colors.