A2G arquitectura: sushihana
A2G arquitectura: sushihana
jul 02, 2011

A2G arquitectura: sushihana

‘sushihana restaurant’ by A2G arquitectura, porto, portugal images courtesy of A2G arquitectura


portuguese practice A2G arquitectura has created ‘sushihana’, a sushi restaurant in porto, portugal. inviting and minimal, the space seeks to communicate a contemporary architectural language while retaining a unique aesthetic. materialized through milky-white wood and perforated back-lit panels, the design seeks to reveal itself discreetly, drawing curious passerby’s into the warm interior.



A2G arquitectura: sushihana wooden plans



the main dining room is contained within an inner volume that generates a more intimate and controlled environment. surrounded by louvered panels and defined by a dropped ceiling, the semi-enclosed eating area is treated in contrast to the rest of the space and divides the restaurant into two distinct zones: sit down and take-away. an abstract japanese motif wraps around the walls and ceiling, its perforated skin acting as the primary source of artificial light.



A2G arquitectura: sushihana



A2G arquitectura: sushihana



A2G arquitectura: sushihana



A2G arquitectura: sushihana dining room


  A2G arquitectura: sushihana



A2G arquitectura: sushihana light walls with traditional japanese drawings



A2G arquitectura: sushihana light and ceiling walls


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  • I’m one of the partners Sushihana Sushi Bar in the city of Porto – Portugal and we are very proud of our restaurant and interior design achieved our goals, we recommend of the design.

    AC Mello says:

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