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Moriyuki Ochiai Architects creates red latticework on ceiling of Japan restaurant

Tokyo-based architecture studio Moriyuki Ochiai Architects has completed the interior of a Japan restaurant by hanging red sticks and wooden planes from the ceiling of the building that create a deep contrast with the walls and floors.
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The special dining restaurant, named F/W Restaurant, also has special dining wares designed by Nanzan Ito. The menu offers meat dishes cooked using a dynamic flame paired with select wines with character. Deliverables included a space that would embody and convey this appetising experience.

"We sought to fill the entire space with the energy resonating from the intensity of the flame and diverse colours of the wine," said Moriyuki Ochiai Architects.

All images © Fumio Araki

Flame energy


The ceiling plane reveals a multilayered body of flame energy by combining red latticework, conveying the intensity of the steeply spiraling flame, as well as red plates coated with a special finish representing the strong flickering of the flame.

For the floor, the architects' idea was to colour it as though we were combining the colours of the flame and wines. Thus, they created a floor with a glossy transparent resin coloured in a gradation of red, orange, yellow, and purple.

All images © Fumio Araki

The colour of the ceiling and floor resonate with each other, and the specially produced exclusive dining ware gives the space a beautiful glimmer. The overall mutually reflective view produces intricate and constantly evolving expressions depending on the position and angle of the diners' line of sight.

"Through the lattice and plate ensemble's lively energy, we were able to create a myriad of expressions and realise a spatial experience infused within the deep colours of the flame and wines," added the architects.

Article originally published on World Architecture Community.
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