Brazilian architect Arthur Casas has designed a Kosushi Restaurant in Cidade Jardim Shopping Mall, located in São Paulo, Brazil.
+ Project description below provided by architect, Arthur Casas
Sushi Restaurant located in a Shopping mall with plenty of natural light and a “T” Floor plan.
Lower Floor Plan courtesy Arthur Casas
The Sushi bar was design to function as a main entry to the restaurant. A mezzanine floor was located above the Sushi Bar given a lower ceiling to this area. Arthur Casas designed a backlit ceiling at the Sushi bar area to stabilize a relationship with the Japanese culture and the restaurant cousine. At the same time the backlit ceiling sinalized the main entry catching the public attention and amplify the lower ceiling space.
The dining area has a higher ceiling –approximatley 6m or 19.6 ft – and a big window giving plenty of natural light to the space. The comun dining table has received Tom Dixon’s pendant lights and directonal lights were placed along the walls, washing the artwork and the plaster finished walls creating a more dramatic and theatrical effect to the dining area.
The Japanese subjects in the photos are quite different, each with their own personal and unique style, giving them their own identity. Alexandre Herchcovitch shot these portraits on the streets of Tokyo, which play a prominent role in the design of Kosushi.
+ Project credits
Project: Jardim Paulista Residence
Architect: Arthur Casas
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Photographer: Tuca Reinés
+ All images and drawings courtesy Arthur Casas