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Moriyuki Ochiai Architects creates red latticework on the ceiling of restaurant in Japan
Japan Architecture News - Jan 24, 2019 - 07:41 5037 views
Tokyo-based architecture studio Moriyuki Ochiai Architects has completed the interior of a restaurant by hanging red sticks and wooden planes from the ceiling of the building that create a deep contrast with walls and floors.
Named F/W Restaurant, the building is located in Japan and has been realized for special dining with special dining wares designed by Nanzan Ito. The menu offers meat dishes cooked using a dynamic flame paired with select wines with character. Deliverables included a space that would embody and convey this appetizing experience.
"We sought to fill the entire space with the energy resonating from the intensity of the flame and diverse colors of the wine," said Moriyuki Ochiai Architects.
The ceiling plane reveals a multilayered body of flame energy by combining red latticework conveying the intensity of the steeply spiraling flame as well as red plates coated with a special finish representing the strong flickering of the flame.
For the floor, the architects' idea was to color it as though we were combining the colors of the flame and wines. Thus, they created a floor with a glossy transparent resin colored in a gradation of red, orange, yellow, and purple.
The color of the ceiling and floor resonate with each other, and the specially produced exclusive dining ware gives the space a beautiful glimmer. The overall mutually reflective view produces intricate and constantly evolving expressions depending on the position and angle of the diners' line of sight.
"Through the lattice and plate ensemble's lively energy, we were able to create a myriad of expressions and realize a spatial experience infused within the deep colors of the flame and wines," added the architects.
A1- dining ware
B1- dining ware
C1- dining ware
Design Firm: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
Design Member: Moriyuki Ochiai, Xingguang Li, Jillian Lei,
Special dining ware design: Moriyuki Ochiai
Contractor: Seiko Service / Aslego
Special dining ware production: Nanzan Ito
Special paint: OsamuYamaguchi
Completion: Nov. 2018
All images © Fumio Araki