Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of ho chi minh city center, ippudo vietnam is the first branch of the famous japanese ramen restaurant. sited adjacent to a publicly-accessible pool, the design of the site has been led by takashi niwa architects as renovation project, in which an existing eight meter-high, two-story steel structure has been converted to a restaurant with a semi-outdoor space. greenery and wooden chopsticks are used as screens to provide privacy for the diners, offering an enhanced viewing experience from the space that is both multi-layered and memorable.
越南Ippudo餐厅位于新兴的居民区，城市的快速发展导致人们缺乏对周围环境的考虑。 Takashi Niwa建筑师打算创造一种连接社区的设计，一个可以进行活动和互动的社会环境。 由于餐厅位于热带气候中，因此重点是通过使用大量的绿色植物来利用植物的能量。设计团队通过重叠多个绿色屏幕创造了一个多层次的景观。这些屏蔽元素之间的空间成为用餐区，使宽敞的半室外空间变得人性化。
Ippudo vietnam is located in an emerging residential area, where rapid city development is resulting in a lack of consideration with the surroundings. takashi niwa architects intended to create a design that connected the community, a social setting where activities and interaction could take place. as the restaurant is located in a tropical climate, the focus is to utilize the power of plants by using ample amounts of greenery. the design team created a multi-layered landscape by overlapping multiple green screens. the space in-between these screened elements becomes the dining area, humanizing the spacious semi-outdoor space.
Guests are greeted by a pool and undulating planters made of exposed recycled bricks upon arrival. the dining floor gradually descends towards the pool in order to include it as part of the design consideration, while being gently carved by the overlapping greenery. an arc-shaped counter facing the main kitchen extends outwards to form a higher platform level, which acts as the entrance to the second floor. the non-linear nature of the landscape further enhances the spatial depth of the dining area while providing privacy to the guests.
A signature of the space is the design of locally-made wooden chopstick screens, a natural material aimed to express and embrace vietnamese craftsmanship. by night, the chopstick screens create a rhythmic façade, and complement the green landscape by day. the screen panels feature a curtain-like opening that provide privacy when seated, with frames that gradually rotate at eye-level to provide views outward. these layered shades of green and create a multi-dimensional landscape by day and by night.
设计公司：Takashi Niwa Architects