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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   3439 views

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects creates red latticework on the ceiling of restaurant in Japan

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.

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects creates red latticework on the ceiling of restaurant in Japan

"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.

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects creates red latticework on the ceiling of restaurant in Japan

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.

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects creates red latticework on the ceiling of restaurant in Japan

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.

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects creates red latticework on the ceiling of restaurant in Japan

"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.

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects creates red latticework on the ceiling of restaurant in Japan

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects creates red latticework on the ceiling of restaurant in Japan

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects creates red latticework on the ceiling of restaurant in Japan

A1- dining ware 

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects creates red latticework on the ceiling of restaurant in Japan

B1- dining ware

Moriyuki Ochiai Architects creates red latticework on the ceiling of restaurant in Japan

C1- dining ware

Project facts

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

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