uchida shanghai’s mitsuhiro shoji has completed the flagship location of yakiniku sora, a restaurant located in downtown shenzhen in china. the lively and energetic area is full of neon signs that are never turned off; a gesture adopted for the façade of the BBQ joint—an elevation designed in rough concrete with neon lettering. with a total area of 145 square meters, the use of different materials result in a place where people can go and enjoy a good meal while relaxing.

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aged steel continues to the second floor
all images by kenta hasegawa

 

 

 

a door of steel mesh welcomes the visitors to yakiniku sora, a restaurant designed under the wabi-sabi concept—rustic simplicity—where minimalism is combined with warm natural objects and materials. the idea of seeing beauty in imperfection is also present as the use of materials like aging steel and rough concrete change due to use. the flooring and tables are made from local bamboo while the seating areas are made of tack and roll stitch.

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view of the entrance from the seating area where the mesh layers communicate with the outside space

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view of the seats from the stairs 

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floor and tables are made from local bamboo while the sofa is tack and roll stitch

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a mesh of steel divides the space

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concrete and weathering steel sit next to each other, generating contrast

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void

mitsuhiro shoji yakiniku sora bbq restaurant china designboom
entrance

mitsuhiro shoji yakiniku sora bbq restaurant china designboom
façade 

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the project is located in shenzhen, china

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floorplans

 

 

project info:

project name: yakiniku sora
project type: japanease bbq restaurant
designer: mitsuhiro shoji
design company: uchida shanghai
photographer: kenta hasegawa
area: 145 sqm
main materials: bamboo, concrete, steel, mesh
design time: may 2016
location: shenzhen, china

 

 

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