white volumes in jet black space form japanese gion by studio tands
 
white volumes in jet black space form japanese gion by studio tands white volumes in jet black space form japanese gion by studio tands
jun 29, 2014

white volumes in jet black space form japanese gion by studio tands

white volumes in jet black space form japanese gion by studio tands
all images courtesy of studio tands

 

 

 

facing a noisy and crowded street in haruyoshi, adjacent to the downtown area of the fukuoka sandbank, studio tands has built ‘gion japanese restaurant.’ in response, the design serves as a place of tranquility and escape from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding activities. upon entry, customers are given a view of the interior dining room through a horizontal rectilinear window cut into a blue façade. once visitors are inside, an intimate and private ambience is presented through the formal implementation of three stark white volumes housing the food preparation and back of house functions. with smooth filleted corners that help suggest a continuation of space, the blank walls capture shadows that complement to the jet black decorations and wooden furnishings lining the perimeter.

studio tands gion japanese restaurant
wooden surfaces and natural hues decorate the furnishings 

studio tands gion japanese restaurant
ambient lights highlight some of the architectural features 

studio tands gion japanese restaurant
curved ceilings and walls help the spaces flow from one to another

studio tands gion japanese restaurant
interior view of the dining room 

studio tands gion japanese restaurant
details of the circulation routes 

studio tands gion japanese restaurant
view of the dining room

studio tands gion japanese restaurant
the entry features a large rectilinear cutout

white volumes in jet black space form japanese gion by studio tands
concept diagram

white volumes in jet black space form japanese gion by studio tands
restuarant plan

 

 

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