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Tatami Japanese Restaurant / Jassim AlShehab

  • 01:00 - 27 March, 2011
Tatami Japanese Restaurant / Jassim AlShehab
Tatami Japanese Restaurant / Jassim AlShehab, Courtesy of  jassim alshehab
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  • Architects

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    Sharq, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Architects

    Jassim AlShehab
  • Project Year

    2011
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    Courtesy of jassim alshehab

From the architect. Tatami Japanese Restaurant. The restaurant is located in the business district "downtown Kuwait". The design concept was derived from the integration of the "japanese tatami mats" method of planning and the industrial ambiance of the city. Thus, The seating areas, wall cladding, lighting distribution, and circulation the ratio 2:1 was kept as a guiding design principle.

Courtesy of  jassim alshehab
Courtesy of jassim alshehab

The restaurant layout intended to utilize the building main facade for the restaurant seating and eliminate any distracting elements in that area; therefore, the sushi bar was placed on the opposite side of the facade and the kitchen was located behind it.

Courtesy of  jassim alshehab
Courtesy of jassim alshehab

The restaurant feature a mixture of materials and textures that were intended to be subtle and harmonic to emphasize and contrast the copper pipes designed to distribute the lighting and also highlight the side seating and sushi bar to fuse an industrial vibe in the space in addition to the preserved portions of the concrete ceiling and columns which were left untreated.

Courtesy of  jassim alshehab
Courtesy of jassim alshehab

The exterior of the restaurant was designed to feature the color palette of the restaurant’s interior and distinguish visually separate the restaurant’s elevation and entrance from the building. Therefore a steel beam was extended between the building’s front columns at a 3m height with the lower portion of each column cladded with oxidized metal panels. In addition, planters were placed between the columns bordering an outdoor seating area from the street.

Courtesy of  jassim alshehab
Courtesy of jassim alshehab
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Tatami Japanese Restaurant / Jassim AlShehab" 27 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/122745/tatami-japanese-restaurant-jassim-alshehab/>
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Al-Nasser, Fares · June 30, 2012

Tatami Japanese Restauran

Architects: Jassim AlShehab
Location: Sharq, #Kuwait

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