A-Sushi Restaurant in Hanoi
Expression of Japan image using old and new materials
This restaurant was planned in the historic streets of central Hanoi.
We renovated the Vietnamese restaurant, which was once crowded with many guests, on the first floor of a French villa.
The owner requests Classic Modern Style.
We understood that it expresses the essence of Japan or sushi with traditional designs that are familiar to us today.
In Japan, sushi became popular as food for the common people in the Edo era, especially in Tokyo, as Edomae sushi.
A wide range of people at the cultural level enjoy the taste and texture of the ingredients themselves,
with minimal modification to the fish.
In designing, we decided to deepen the concept of utilizing this material itself.
The walls show the rough brickwork at the time of construction, and the ceiling is the same as the soft and delicate curved surface as it was the Vietnamese restaurant.
Therefore, we expected that the temporal accumulation of this place would form the undercurrent of the spatial image.
And we have set up a simple wall light that takes advantage of the texture of stainless steel as opposed to old brick. The clash of old and new materials matches the characteristics of Japanese culture that mix different elements well.
Such a design has made it understated and expressed an essential Japanese culture.