This restaurant opened for the first time at the port area in Hakata City, Fukuoka Prefecture. It is a large space of roughly 300 m2 looking directly onto the ocean, positioned on a corner of a commercial complex connected to a cruise ship terminal. Meetings with the owner revealed that the kitchen should be as open as possible so that those preparing the food and the customers be close to one another.
Having heard this, we decided to create an entirely seamless space that took advantage of the innate overwhelming scale of it. We placed a huge counter scaled to the size of the space and an open kitchen in the center, leaving the existing mesh ceiling as it was, and united the interior of the restaurant into one space.
In addition, we placed a large sliding door and window at the entrance of the kitchen, so that one would feel that the space was connected all the way to the back. The ceiling above the corner section opens up to a 7m height, and there we placed a bar space with a high counter. As one moves further inside the restaurant, it starts to feel more like a lounge restaurant. The main material is red lauan veneer, which we chose to process finely. It was paired with the popular niyatoh natural wood to make the central counter. We made the countertops of the dining counter and the kitchen as close the same height as possible so that diners can feel close to the kitchen and the excitement of food preparation.
∇ 平面图 plan
设计团队：二俣公一 下平康一 平原圣元