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Cave Restaurant / Koichi Takada Architects

  • 00:00 - 13 April, 2010
Cave Restaurant / Koichi Takada Architects
Cave Restaurant / Koichi Takada Architects, © Sharrin Rees
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Text description provided by the architects. 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.

© Sharrin Rees
© Sharrin Rees

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.

© Sharrin Rees
© Sharrin Rees

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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