Gurumê / Bernardes Arquitetura

Gurumê / Bernardes Arquitetura

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Restaurant  · 
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Bernardes Arquitetura
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
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  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Corian® Design
  • Unit

  • Interiors

    Bernardes Arquitetura
  • Design Team

    Thiago Bernardes, Camila Tariki, Francisco Abreu, Daniel Vannucchi, Antonia Bernardes, Caroline Premoli, Victor Campos, Suzana Duarte
  • Lighting

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© Leonardo Finotti
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Text description provided by the architects. This is the project for the restaurant Gurumê, which specializes on Japanese cuisine. The name is a witty play of the word ‘gourmet’ and aims to emit a feeling of simplicity and sophistication, concept which the office sought to carry through to the design.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

The joining of two continuous rooms produced three space with distinct atmospheres: the main hall, the private spaces and the traditional sushi bar. The largest of these contains a collective table with a winding shape that stimulates people’s interaction.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The ‘private’ space are formed by a tunnel structured by a succession of geometrically defined porticoes cladded with thin slabs of cumaru timber. Towards the back one finds the sushi bar, comprising of corian table tops where the client is invited to watch the dishes being prepared.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

The materiality of the project, a combination of oxidised copper and timber,  was a choice seeking to evoke feelings reminiscent to fishing world: its culture, its boats and its ships.

© Leonardo Finotti
© Leonardo Finotti

Meanwhile, the hydraulic tiles found on the floors are all hand-crafted and neutral to guarantee the focus rests on the colours of the wood and oxidised copper.

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Address: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Cite: "Gurumê / Bernardes Arquitetura" 26 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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