At the aesthetic level, a Japanese village street has been created, reinterpreted using different modules that represent, among other things, a market, a chemist’s shop, doors and windows. The roofs in turn appeal to the more contemporary and rational side, with a clearly Japanese inclination.
The idea behind the first part of the restaurant is to enable customers to experience walking along a Japanese street, feeling surprised by its beauty and enthusing in all its constructive details before reaching the main restaurant area, where they can enjoy not only the sushi, but also a unique experience of sitting under a cherry tree as though they were in a Japanese courtyard.
From their seats, each one of the diners can lift their gaze towards the show offered by the sushi bar, which reinterprets a traditional street food cart, known throughout the world as the original fast-food stall. Meanwhile, the cherry blossom, inspired by origami, flowers at leisure.
Lastly, the private area is a space where separate ambiences can be generated to achieve more intimacy but without totally isolating diners from the show and maintaining the shadow play generated by the lighting, also inspired by the most minimalist Japan, which emphasizes the irregular and unique woodwork.
“The project must have a connecting theme from beginning to end. It tells a story through space and offers that experience. For us, that is what distinguishes a good design from one that is not so good.”
Photography: David Rodríguez and Carlos Huecas (Cualiti).