STUDIO C ARCHITECTS

KUNG-FU TEA


Porject Type: Commercial

Location: Queens, NY

Size: 1,200 SF

Status: Completed


Kung Fu Tea is a new concept of franchise that originated from Taiwan and branched off first in the New York City metropolitan area. After a successful launch as trail booths in shopping malls, Kung Fu Tea sought to establish a flagship store in the heart of Flushing, New York. The store design concept pursued a modernization of traditional Asian tea shops. At the storefront, the use of NanaWall folding door system opens up the teashop to become part of the sidewalk. The long, tunnel-like space, in combination with a flowing curved wall and the contrasting wood ribs, draws pedestrians into the teashop. On one end, the curved wall provides niches of seating for transient stay; on the other end, staggered wooden wall panels fold into tables to provide seating for extended stay.