AKASAKA Japanese Restaurant
The site for this Japanese restaurant is located in one of the new districts in Rome, full of government offices and apartments. The atmosphere of the area is quite calm and a grey tone is the urban context. The existing spaces of the restaurant were composed of three halls and one room. Visually, two halls communicated well with each other but the other hall and room were quite isolated by a wall. The aim of the proposal was to give a different spatial character to each area under one design concept, instead of being generalized. The restaurant combines nature with people; moon, clouds, stars, wind, trees and people. Besides this, by using an oriental colour scheme and patterns, the proposal aimed to bring an oriental atmosphere in a western urban context. The wall is composed of 620 wooden cubes. Each cube has a different distance from the wall, generating a fluid wall system.