Sushihana Restaurant / A2G arquitectura

© Ângela Frias & Gonçalo Dias Architects

Architect: A2G arquitectura
Project Architects: Angela Frias and Gonçalo Dias
Location: ,
Year: 2011
Photographs: Ângela Frias and Gonçalo Dias Architects ( A2G arquitectura )

© Ângela Frias & Gonçalo Dias Architects

Designing a contemporary Japanese restaurant can be a challenge. The tired and repetitive approach such spaces have been acquiring as of late, brings us to an attempt on looking for its identity escaping these clichés and looking for direct references on traditional Japanese design and contemporary architecture.

© Ângela Frias & Gonçalo Dias Architects

Refusing to obey to predetermined codes, we have created a space which is able to correlate to a contemporary architectural language and retain its own voice.

© Ângela Frias & Gonçalo Dias Architects

From this dichotomy comes a proposal that materializes using ripped wooden plans, which reveal the interior in a discreet fashion, as well as a Japanese related graphic, expressed on the cuttings and the ceiling and wall’s metal plans, allowing a fluidity of light disguised behind them.

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The colour transition proposed also allows us to change functions within the same volume. From the dark brown entry and hallway, to the pure white on the dining room, we have intensified one’s emotions along the path.

Light, always light, is the unifying factor and vehicle for the wholeness of this space.

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Cite: "Sushihana Restaurant / A2G arquitectura" 18 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <>
  • Ronique@Freshome .

    Love the simplicity of this Japanese restaurant and it’s clean minimalistic white palette. The ceilings and wall cut-out patterns is almost hypnotic, due to the careful lack of ornamentation in decor, furnishings, etc.. Gorgeous use of “less is more” attitude.

  • R.Aller

    Doesn’t look Japanese to me.

  • TT

    well. the food is awesome. it may not look japanese but as soon as you go eat there it will certainly feel like it is.