The project is for an upscale sushi restaurant in Kagurazaka, Tokyo, an area lined with long-established "ryotei" (traditional Japanese restaurants). With very limited retail space, the restaurant was required to have a kitchen as large as possible, a room with 8 to 9 seats at the counter only, and a step-in space at the entrance to serve as a windbreak. In order to maximize the use of these three requirements, we adopted a "parallelogram plan" with the walls slanted against the frame.
In order to brighten the guest rooms, black yaki-cedar was used for the interior walls and the space was darkened as much as possible. In the guest rooms, walls are plastered or staggered with natural wood planks, and wooden louvers are used on the ceilings, with natural bright tones of wood and earth.
By manipulating the brightness of materials and shades of color in each space, although small, we were able to create a dense store that makes you feel as if you have wandered into a space with extraordinary brilliance.
|LOCATION||Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan|
|TOTAL FLOOR AREA||38.94㎡|
|PHOTO||SangoDesign (※Hiroyasu Sugiyama)|