We are currently in Beta version and updating this search on a regular basis. We’d love to hear your feedback here.

RAMA Restaurant / MMA

RAMA Restaurant / MMA

© Hideki Makiguchi© Hideki Makiguchi© Hideki Makiguchi© Hideki Makiguchi+ 13

  • Architects: MMA
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  37
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2019
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Hideki Makiguchi
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Kensaku Oshiro, ModuleX
  • Construction : TANK, ARTE, Hiroshi Mamiya
  • Second Designer : Yoshihiro Inoue
  • Lighting Design : Takazumi Araki, Aoi Nittono
  • Graphic Design : Shohei Sawada
  • Furniture : Kensaku Oshiro
  • Lighting Design : Takazumi Araki, Aoi Nittono
  • City : Minato City
  • Country : Japan
More SpecsLess Specs
© Hideki Makiguchi
© Hideki Makiguchi

Text description provided by the architects. MMA designed a new Italian restaurant "RAMA" in a red building located on a back street off the main street in Shirogane. For a small restaurant with only nine seats, we designed a large curved counter in the center of the restaurant, where guests can sit in an arc around the kitchen. People passing by on the street can see through the large windows the conviviality of guests enjoying conversation with meals and drinks. It has become a part of the street’s landscape.

© Hideki Makiguchi
© Hideki Makiguchi
Plan
Plan

The main material for the counter is cast stone, which is concrete with colored powder, gravel, and small stones, cast into the shape of the counter on site, embedded with the logo parts made of brass, and polished at the site. The counter is polished until it has a slippery surface, and the brass catches the light and makes it glisten. In addition, a small counter made of oak wood is lowered one level from the main counter to place a hand towel, smart phone or the guests can place their elbows. Red color is added to the tabletop to make the food look vivid, and brass lights on the table create a light boundary between the kitchen and the guests. The Chiavari chair designed by Kensaku Oshiro is beautifully set to emphasize the curve of the counter and to suggest playfulness.

© Hideki Makiguchi
© Hideki Makiguchi

To make the logo of RAMA, designed by Shohei Sawada, integrated with the interior decoration, the curved counter is embedded with tiny parts of the logo. These brass pieces are designed to become the RAMA logo when collected. The tableware used in the restaurant was chosen to match the color of the counter. The new Italian cuisine using Japanese ingredients served on beautiful tableware and harmonized with the space enhances the dining experience.

© Hideki Makiguchi
© Hideki Makiguchi

Project gallery

See allShow less

Project location

Address:Shirokane, Minato City, Tokyo 108-0072, Japan

Click to open map
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
About this office
Cite: "RAMA Restaurant / MMA" 24 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/960580/rama-restaurant-mma> ISSN 0719-8884

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.