In response to the brief of a restaurant serving street food, this interior space is conceptualized as a ‘public square’. In plan, the scale and character of the dining square is established by organizing the kitchen & utilities along one side and creating an entrance vestibule along another. The central column anchoring the space is transformed into a tree with its foliage offering both lighting and ceiling articulation. While furniture is geometrically located in free space, plinths along the edge offer a counterpoint in mass, injecting a subtle dynamism within the layout. Large murals lend vibrancy to the interior.