studio arthur casas installs detailed woodwork piece within 'kosushi' restaurant in miami
 

studio arthur casas installs detailed woodwork piece within 'kosushi' restaurant in miami

studio arthur casas has completed the design for ‘kosushi’ restaurant, located in miami, aiming to create an atmosphere capable of offering customers the complete experience of a japanese vernacular architecture combined with contemporary references. the design firm always intends to create a new world within each project, considering users as the center of the experience, and unleashing new perceptions, feelings and connections through the use of materiality, lighting, color, and texture. 

studio arthur casas installs detailed woodwork piece within kosushi restaurant in miami
kosushi offers the experience of vernacular japanese architecture combined with contemporary references
all images courtesy of studio arthur casas

 

 

the space designed by studio arthur casas is completely defined by the white oak millwork cubes arrangement – this detailed woodwork piece was used to cause moments of wonder and surprise. the structure was influenced by japanese carpentry, in particular the art of joinery, which consists of creating wooden structures with complex joints without the use of glue or metal supports. the light oak tone marks the restaurant’s entire woodwork is combined with grayish tones and the concrete texture of the walls. all metal elements have bronze shades, complementing the materiality chosen for the project creating an elegant balance. the restrooms feature the same color palette, with stone mounted sinks and a wood slot panel on the walls.

studio arthur casas installs detailed woodwork piece within kosushi restaurant in miami
the bar, with a concrete countertop and fjord stools

 

the lighting was designed completely tied to the cube-shaped structure of the ceiling, with the woodworking complexity along with the luminaries generating light and shadow effects, and creating a beautiful, comfortable atmosphere in the entire restaurant. in this way, the entire space, enveloped in thousands of hollow cubes assembled with accent lighting, ends up giving the restaurant a celestial feel, like a starry sky. the organic shapes of the sushi bar and the tables area bench contrast with the orthogonal lines of the low ceiling wood structure, in order to achieve visual balance. the sushi bar curve stands out in the restaurant layout and represents a focal point in the proposed plan. parallel to it, the organic bench frames the rest of the room. one of the main concerns included the services circulation: comfortable aisles were delimited between all tables to facilitate the restaurant’s everyday operations. 

studio arthur casas installs detailed woodwork piece within kosushi restaurant in miami
the space is enveloped in hollow, white oak cubes assembled, with accent lighting that gives the restaurant a celestial feel

 

studio arthur casas installs detailed woodwork piece within kosushi restaurant in miami
organic shapes of the sushi bar and the table area bench contrast with the orthogonal lines of the low ceiling wood structure

 

studio arthur casas installs detailed woodwork piece within kosushi restaurant in miami
through the use of materiality, lighting, color, and texture, kosushi puts the user as the center of experience

 

studio arthur casas installs detailed woodwork piece within kosushi restaurant in miami
the restroom, with stone mounted sink and wood slot panel

 

studio arthur casas installs detailed woodwork piece within kosushi restaurant in miami
the sushi bar curve stands out in the restaurant layout and represents a focal point in the proposed plan

 

studio arthur casas installs detailed woodwork piece within kosushi restaurant in miami
kosushi is able to achieve beauty through the use of light and oak cubes, creating a unique ambience

 

studio arthur casas installs detailed woodwork piece within kosushi restaurant in miami
the complex woodworking design was inspired by japanese joinery

studio arthur casas installs detailed woodwork piece within kosushi restaurant in miami
parallel to the sushi bar, the organic bench frames the rest of the room

 

studio arthur casas installs detailed woodwork piece within kosushi restaurant in miami
comfortable aisles were delimited between all tables to facilitate the restaurant’s everyday operations

 

studio arthur casas installs detailed woodwork piece within kosushi restaurant in miami
the light oak tone marks the restaurant’s entire woodwork and is combined with grayish tones and the concrete texture

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: kosushi miami restaurant
architecture office: studio arthur casas
lead architect:
arthur casas
project team: tamy tutihashi, natalia valente, vinicius prearo, marília de castro, eduardo lofti, henrique zulian

 

 

 

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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom

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