The Cooking Library is a new experiential concept space in Seoul that brings every aspect of dining under a single roof. The building and interior were designed by Blacksheep, a London studio behind several high-profile restaurant's around the world, though The Cooking Library is unlike a typical restaurant by a long shot. In fact, the space has little comparison at all.
As it's name suggests, The Cooking Library is fashioned after a typical library. However, instead of housing books alone, the space includes a repository of every necessity for creating a great meal. It indeed has thousands of cookbooks on voluminous shelves and plenty of quiet areas to peruse them, but it also has vast larders of spices and ingredients, kitchens stocked with every cooking tool imaginable (including professional grade ovens for baking bread), and elegant dining tables spread throughout. Guests are invited to transition through each of these spaces, deciding on recipes, picking up ingredients, cooking, and finally dining seamlessly.