Honeycomb / SAKO Architects


Architects: SAKO Architects / Keiichiro SAKO, Takeshi ISHIZAKA , Keigo MIYAICHI
Location: , China
Lighting Design: Masahide Kakudate Lighting Architect & Associates,Inc.
Structure: Plusone
Building area: 1,300 sqm
Total floor space: US $18,650
Project Year: 2007-2008
Photographs: Courtesy of

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The target of guest in Honeycomb?

From young family to couples. Mainly for people from 20 to 35 years old.


3rd floor plan
3rd floor plan

Are there a lot of private rooms (VIP room)?

People like to eat in group such as with friends or family in China. ‘Honeycomb’ is located in a commercial complex building that includes a movie theatre, shops and a skate rink etc.


In the weekend, there are a lot of couples and families in this complex.

This restaurant has a lot of private rooms to accept those people.


Are there a special menu and service?

  • Dish that looks flowers surrounded by bee, which has something to do with the space design.
  • Tableware are chosen carefully to fit with the space design. They use oval shaped dishes ad they look like flower when they are served on the table.
  • All the items in the restaurant such as logo, menu, chopsticks rest, napkins, business card, staff uniform, matches, umbrella, plates are specially designed.
Cite: "Honeycomb / SAKO Architects" 25 Dec 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=44280>
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  • Chinablue

    interesting design, i would like to try! anyone knows what is the white material called?

  • cauliflower

    I think its a kind of plactis.

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  • Red

    Rip-off of Ito’s Mediatheque

    • sullka

      It reminds me more of the Jacobs + MacFarlane rest. on the Pompidou than Ito’s Mediatheque, however I see the similarities in the structural solution, even though it’s hidden behind the acrilic.

      Honeycomb?….it doesn’t look anything like a honeycomb, more like some type of sponge or ameaba, but maybe that’s just me.

      None the less, it’s great, looks like a beautiful place to eat, my only critic would be the lack of design for the floor surface.


  • public eye

    How come it never mentions about the material and how they are produced? That would be great knowledge sharing for other architects, who want to use the technology.

  • http://twitter.com/chrisrank/status/7107353291 Chris Rank

    This is just a gorgeous building and amazing concept. Honeycomb / SAKO Architects-ArchDaily http://bit.ly/5AY9pk

  • Chas

    I beleive that the forms are made of an acrylic. this article has a couple other photo’s showing some tranparent sections.
    we can see from the sections that there is steel web which forms the hourglass shapes. my guess is that then flat sheets of acrylic are heat forms to the surface to form the skin. all the sheets are heat welded together to eliminate the seems.

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  • bhay

    looks like giant tentacle for me. lol

  • bhay

    looks like kraken tentacle for me. lol