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Mikuni Izukogen Restaurant / Kengo Kuma and Associates

Mikuni Izukogen Restaurant / Kengo Kuma and Associates

© Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office © Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office © Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office © Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office + 9

Itō, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Kengo Kuma and Associates
  • Design Team: Minoru Yokoo, Akio Saruta, Yi Guo, Ryuta Nomura, Kimio Suzuki
  • Structure: Yasutaka Konishi Architectural Design Office
  • Equipment: Morimura Sekkei Incorporated
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© Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
© Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

We designed a "suspended" restaurant overlooking the Sagami Bay on the cliffs of the Izu Peninsula. Japanese terrain is complex, and various methods have been invented to reconcile terrain with architecture.

© Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
© Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

“Suspension” is a method of constructing a building so that it floats on a steep slope, and Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto is a representative example. We made a transparent "suspension" using steel frames, and built a solid board of cypress up to 11.4 meters above it to float the roof.

© Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
© Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

I was able to float a cloud-like architecture made of cypress on the green of the cliff. Chef Seizo Mikuni's dishes that make use of Izu's natural ingredients and the cypress-scented architecture create an exquisite harmony.

© Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office
© Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

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Address: Izu-Kōgen Station, 1183 Yawatano, Itō, Shizuoka 413-0232, Japan

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Cite: "Mikuni Izukogen Restaurant / Kengo Kuma and Associates" 18 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/937028/mikuni-izukogen-restaurant-kengo-kuma-and-associates/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Kawasumi ・ Kobayashi Kenji Photograph Office

伊豆高原‘悬崖’餐厅 Mikuni / 隈研吾建筑都市设计事务所

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