ISSHO Architects have done an amazing job with Yufutoku Restaurant in Central Tokyo. It is not just the innovative design that makes this place so distinctive, but also coming up with such an amazing solution for the narrow space they had to work with. And its interior and exterior are equally astonishing.
The restaurant has undergone a total renovation. The façade consists of wooden louvers in Machiya style reminiscent of traditional townhouses in Japan. However, the depth of each louver is different, creating an interesting pattern and definitely differentiating the Yufutoku restaurant from every other building around. Varying patterns of light come through certain parts of the façade from the interior causing a noticeable change of character of the restaurant.
The interior is less stunning, but the space was used perfectly, since there was not much of it, and it proved to be as functional as any larger restaurant. A similar challenge was put before the designers from Cibicworkshop and Comodo, just with living space, and their solution was named Freedom Room.
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