Asian food in a Mediterranean setting. The interior should emit the essence of northeast asian culture with a combination of traditional technology and aesthetics. The result will be an informal yet elegant interior.
The building is an art deco townhouse which over the years has had numerous interventions. The design strategy was to discard later additions and maintain and highlight the original features of the house.
The response to the space was to use a sensibility that successfully merges the existing building with an Asian element to cater for the new building use.
The main bar and sushi kitchen are treated as an insertion into the space. The two volumes are clearly built-to-fit the existing space but are deliberately designed to contrast with the host space.
A choice of seating options including alongside the long bar with high stools, bench seating or on conventional tables & chairs. This gives the diner a choice when interacting with the dining space and experience.
This would translate into making use of materials such as cypress, bamboo and Japanese cedar wood.