Uchiko / Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

  • 01:00 - 8 March, 2011
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  • Architects

  • Location

    North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, TX, USA
  • Architect

    Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
  • Project Team

    Michael Hsu, Jay Colombo, Maija Kreishman
  • Landscape Design

    D-Crain
  • Contractor

    Blue and Associates
  • Area

    4995.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

    Paul Bardagjy

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From the architect. Uchiko is the sister restaurant to one of Austin's most respected restaurants, Uchi, which is operated by renowned chef Tyson Cole. The design evokes the atmosphere of a simple Japanese farmhouse with an emphasis on natural materials and evidence of craftsmanship.

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Project description, images, and drawings after the break.

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The palette of materials includes solid bronze, hand stained brick, rough sawn walnut and wood siding that is burned using the traditional Japanese technique of shou-sugi-ban. A wall of vintage cabinets separates the bar from the dining space and steel framed windows enclose a private dining room at the rear.

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Lighting throughout the restaurant is primarily done with custom walnut light boxes and a branch-like fixture of glass globes that organically spreads across the ceiling. Custom brass embossed washers adorn acoustic areas of the ceiling, subtly forming stitch lines across the space.

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