studio arthur casas has completed the design for ‘kosushi’ restaurant, located in miami, aiming to create an atmosphere capable of offering customers the complete experience of a japanese vernacular architecture combined with contemporary references. the design firm always intends to create a new world within each project, considering users as the center of the experience, and unleashing new perceptions, feelings and connections through the use of materiality, lighting, color, and texture.
kosushi offers the experience of vernacular japanese architecture combined with contemporary references
all images courtesy of studio arthur casas
the bar, with a concrete countertop and fjord stools
the lighting was designed completely tied to the cube-shaped structure of the ceiling, with the woodworking complexity along with the luminaries generating light and shadow effects, and creating a beautiful, comfortable atmosphere in the entire restaurant. in this way, the entire space, enveloped in thousands of hollow cubes assembled with accent lighting, ends up giving the restaurant a celestial feel, like a starry sky. the organic shapes of the sushi bar and the tables area bench contrast with the orthogonal lines of the low ceiling wood structure, in order to achieve visual balance. the sushi bar curve stands out in the restaurant layout and represents a focal point in the proposed plan. parallel to it, the organic bench frames the rest of the room. one of the main concerns included the services circulation: comfortable aisles were delimited between all tables to facilitate the restaurant’s everyday operations.
the space is enveloped in hollow, white oak cubes assembled, with accent lighting that gives the restaurant a celestial feel
organic shapes of the sushi bar and the table area bench contrast with the orthogonal lines of the low ceiling wood structure
through the use of materiality, lighting, color, and texture, kosushi puts the user as the center of experience
the restroom, with stone mounted sink and wood slot panel
the sushi bar curve stands out in the restaurant layout and represents a focal point in the proposed plan
kosushi is able to achieve beauty through the use of light and oak cubes, creating a unique ambience
the complex woodworking design was inspired by japanese joinery
parallel to the sushi bar, the organic bench frames the rest of the room
comfortable aisles were delimited between all tables to facilitate the restaurant’s everyday operations
the light oak tone marks the restaurant’s entire woodwork and is combined with grayish tones and the concrete texture
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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom