50% Cloud Artists Lounge
iCity   Dec 30.2020


This project is a restaurant located in Dongfengyun Town, where the local artist Luo Xu conceived several groups of distinctive red brick buildings.The restaurant is situated in a building named “50%Cloud”, which follows the design languages of red brick architectural complexes in the town while at the same time subtly incorporating Art Deco Style to maintain its own unique identity. Without a single steel bar or nail, this “utopia” built on red soil is completely composed of local red bricks and blends into nature.

Reason to Be Selected

The building looks like a mega art installation and half of a cloud that undulates in the sky. It features solid facades, curved contours and volumes set at staggering heights.


Inspired by the terrace in Yunnan Province, CCD ingeniously took advantage of the architectural form and gave it a new look.


The interior space extends the natural curves of the exteriors, characterized by large-span arches and lofty ceilings. Round openings are carved out on roofs, in order to let daylight filter in. Natural light sources throughout the building are evenly distributed, and people in it can feel the interplay of daylight and cloud shadows.
Light is an essential element in the space. CCD guides, plays with light, and cleverly brings it into the building, where guests can experience the change of light in every minute.
All design elements are arranged based on light and under skylights. Natural light tells the passage of time throughout the day, and creates diversified spatial experiences.


Natural light casts onto rough bricks, which are well matched with soft lighting and tasteful furnishings, together producing an environment that encourages guests to interact with space and nature. The overall interior design turns dining into fantastic multi-sensory experiences.


Lat: 24.41
Lng: 103.43
Region: Asia
Scale: Building
Field: Environment
City: Kunming