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  7. AKA Sushi / Synecdoche Design Studio + daub-lab

AKA Sushi / Synecdoche Design Studio + daub-lab

  • 13:00 - 9 January, 2016
AKA Sushi / Synecdoche Design Studio + daub-lab
AKA Sushi / Synecdoche Design Studio + daub-lab, Courtesy of Synecdoche Design
Courtesy of Synecdoche Design

Courtesy of Synecdoche Design © Cat Carty Buswell Courtesy of Synecdoche Design Courtesy of Synecdoche Design + 16

  • Synecdoche Design Studio

    Lisa Sauve, Adam Smith
  • Design Collaboration

    Karl Daubman
  • Contractor

    R.W. Mercer Construction
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Courtesy of Synecdoche Design
Courtesy of Synecdoche Design

Text description provided by the architects. The growing sushi restaurant expanded to the neighboring tenant space from a small 1,000 sf to 2,800 sf.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The entirely new layout provides new dining experiences through an expanded sushi counter, the addition of a bar and counter seating looking out along the large picture window wall.

Courtesy of Synecdoche Design
Courtesy of Synecdoche Design

The whitewashed pine boards are used as an inverted interpretation of the Japanese wood treatment shou sugi ban. The dark charred wood texture of the shou sugi ban treatment is reflected in the tones of the furniture, tile and ceiling.

Courtesy of Synecdoche Design
Courtesy of Synecdoche Design

This contrast in materials frames a strong geometric arrangement of the various dining and kitchen spaces.

Courtesy of Synecdoche Design
Courtesy of Synecdoche Design

The corian counter folds to bench seating as a continuous band connecting the entry to dining. Likewise, the whitewashed pine wall slips past the dining room to the kitchen entrance.

© Cat Carty Buswell
© Cat Carty Buswell

Both moment’s work to connect spaces through the effort of the white band. The sushi kitchen and bar are carved out of the white band, framing the active kitchen as a dining experience.        

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Cite: "AKA Sushi / Synecdoche Design Studio + daub-lab" 09 Jan 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/780053/aka-sushi-synecdoche-design-studio-plus-daub-lab/> ISSN 0719-8884
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