PEACE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY DINING HALL
An addition to the beautiful Guasti Villa (City of LA Historic Monument, restored by this Architect in 1997), the dining room of the Peace Theological Seminary has been extensively expanded and remodeled. The Seminary teaches practical spirituality. Sylistically the design evokes the balance and serenity of Zen. Imbued in Zen is an appreciation of rustic simplicity. The form and shape of the common table and the wood slatted ceiling is Japanese. The modern light fixture is a re-interpretation of the paper lantern. A variety of woods (walnut, teak, alder and hemlock) of differing color and texture balance the hand-rubbed metal walls. Stainless steel and marble elements (coffee bar and buffet server) float within a field of warm woods. Modern and rustic coexist as one. Layers of complexity come together in a simple way.
Los Angeles CA