YOC Restaurant / GENETO

YOC Restaurant / GENETO

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YOC Restaurant  / GENETO - Facade, Windows
© Yasutake Kondo

Text description provided by the architects. The site is located in between Kyoto and Nara, and this area was prospered as post station before.

YOC Restaurant  / GENETO - Table, Chair, Beam
© Yasutake Kondo

This Japanese-style restaurant was established in 1624 and used as hotel for traveller. Now it has been continued as a Japanese-style restaurant. Several renovations had been continued partially in each era. Then the harmony of the building was totally lost.

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© Yasutake Kondo

This restaurant is composed three buildings, Kitchen(built in 1933), Guest room(built in 1948) and Storage(built in 1948). In this project, we required expansion of Guest room, renew the exterior wall of Kitchen and making new car parking after dismantlement of Storage.

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Ground Floor Plan

Existing guest room is possible to contain more than 40 customers but we were required to plan for small group like 6-10 customers.

This restaurant serves Japanese meal based on Kaiseki meal. In this project, we focused on a japanese food style, "Kaiseki meal" and tried to make a building like partial differences create a whole.

YOC Restaurant  / GENETO - Windows, Facade
© Yasutake Kondo

Application of Kaiseki meal

Kaiseki meal serves food according to season. There are many characteristic meals in one plate, but at the same time the whole balance is considered very much.

In this project, we brought the feature of Kaiseki meal to the space composition. Some characteristic parts is laid out in a balanced fashion in whole building.

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© Yasutake Kondo

When we researched the existed restaurant, each room was bringing season element by facing to the garden and each room was decorated in different way. The Japanese-style restaurant atmosphere(=Japanese architecture atmosphere) in mind, we tried to make each spaces have different atmosphere in one building by crossing various element.

YOC Restaurant  / GENETO - Facade
© Yasutake Kondo

In this renovation, it brings a new face to the surrounding as a restaurant. By space composition, selecting materials, past-modern and crossing different materials, the partial renovation gave the balance for whole building.

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© Yasutake Kondo

This restaurant renovated by the present-day way(technique, material and etc), will get new material, new technique and new perspective of society, when it has a next renovation. Thus, we hope the restaurant will keep a relation with the area.

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Address:Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

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Cite: "YOC Restaurant / GENETO" 12 Jun 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/641446/yoc-restaurant-geneto> ISSN 0719-8884

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