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Cave Restaurant / Koichi Takada Architects

  • 01:00 - 13 April, 2010
Cave Restaurant / Koichi Takada Architects
Cave Restaurant / Koichi Takada Architects, © Sharrin Rees
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From the architect. We aim to change the way we eat and chat in restaurants. The acoustic quality of restaurants contributes to the comfort and enjoyment of a dining experience.

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We have experimented with noise levels in relation to the comfort of dining and the ambience a cave like environment can create. The timber profiles generate a sound studio atmosphere, and a pleasant ‘noise’ of dining conversation, offering a more intimate experience as well as a visually interesting and complex surrounding.

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The series of acoustic curvatures were tested and developed with computer modelling and each ‘timber grain’ profile has been translated and cut from computer-generated 3-D data, using Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology.

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Gordon Anderson · March 26, 2013

Well people check the completion dates and publication dates of all those mentioned projects. Then think about how long it takes to go from first meeting a client to developing a concept . . . then how long it takes for approvals, construction, inspections and all the rest.
Then consider that each project is for a different client with different needs, complieing to different regulations in different sites, before you start thinking one is better or worse.

Gordon Anderson · March 26, 2013

@alex, that would defeat the purpose of the ribs, which is to control the sound.

Hey Dan, i have never seen BanQ, (what a cool name), and i buy a lot of arch. publications, and browse a lot of architectural websites, so I think it is entirely possible that KT, being much busier working than me, has also never seeing it. Saying it is "a complete rip-off" is pretty offensive and uncalled for.

Sandeep Nicha · August 23, 2011

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lucas Melchiori · October 12, 2010

E o plagio nem sempre vence no final: - não entendeu?

Dan · May 11, 2010

Unfortunately, nearly a complete rip off of Office Da's restaurant in Boston almost 3 years ago -

I guess it could be coincidental, but similarities this close are bound to be suspect...

swg studio · April 28, 2010

@emmy_the_great I saw the headline and thought Harry and Ron had left rude messages on Dumbledoore&#39s answerphone...

interior studio · April 28, 2010

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ViZZiATO · April 27, 2010

Cave Restaurant -

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arnold · April 14, 2010

the Idea of the ceiling shapes design is very good (but not very new; smth a bit similar I've saw somewhere). Anything else - well, modestly/simply. a lack of good design decisions (like ceiling shapes).

Alan Macgee · April 14, 2010

This looks very similar to cre8architecture Art Fund Pavilion (spacewise and concept wise)

John Hobbs · April 14, 2010 04:55 PM

cre8architecture pavilion has an extra perpendicular layer of ribs which actually adds a little more complexity/interest.

John Carsel · April 14, 2010 04:51 PM

Actually it does very much! I must admit I love both schemes

zephyr · April 14, 2010

belly of a whale!

EliteGamer · April 14, 2010

Very very nice... Love it RT @archdaily: Cave Restaurant / Koichi Takada Architects

georgecostanza · April 13, 2010

compare (from 1975!):

csonti · April 14, 2010 03:17 AM

@georgecostanza: imre makovecz was too my first thought when I saw this restaurant.

alex.age5 · April 13, 2010

i would suggest to instal these wood cutted ribs less frequently, and next instal wood panels on them to make this space more "liquid"

up_today_arch · April 13, 2010

I like this lines:)... concerning to the view exectly upward, I would suggest to install these boards more frequently, but it good in this way too.


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