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  7. Uchiko / Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

Uchiko / Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

  • 00:00 - 8 March, 2011
Uchiko / Michael Hsu Office of Architecture
Uchiko / Michael Hsu Office of Architecture, ©  Paul Bardagjy
© Paul Bardagjy

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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

  • Contractor

    Blue and Associates
  • Area

    4995.0 m2
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

©  Paul Bardagjy
© Paul Bardagjy

Project description, images, and drawings after the break.

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© Paul Bardagjy

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.

©  Paul Bardagjy
© Paul Bardagjy

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.

©  Paul Bardagjy
© Paul Bardagjy

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