Located within the Sanlitun Soho—a large mixed-used development in Beijing by Kengo Kuma & Associates—a 2,700-square-foot noodle restaurant riffs on its signature dish through its architecture. Designed by Shanghai-based atelier Lukstudio, the interior was inspired by the form of a noodle rack. Rusted metal frames outline each of three main eating areas; one of them features a double-height steel-and-wood staircase. Here diners can congregate under a large pendant of overlapping steel wires, or “noodles,” which help to define the interior space. Says lead designer Christina Luk, it is “a special place to enjoy some noodle soup.”