【簡兆芝室內設計 簡兆芝】古樸糅合醇雅和風 木色沉香饗盡美饌
設計概念 Design Concept
Located in the center of Taipei city, a cottage made of balmy wood and clear cement, with the rustic charm of fair-faced concrete, reveals a substantive Japanese style. The Taiwan red lanterns at the entrance emit appealing light and shadow, and the exposed beams, columns, and brick walls manifest a rough and bold Industrial style, achieving a genuinely eclectic aesthetic look and embodying the vision of an innovative Japanese cuisine restaurant.
To adapt to the catering consumption patterns changed by the pandemic, INK DESIGN SPACE presiding designer Kathy Chien makes the most of the long-patterned layout and sets up an L-shaped bar counter and a take-out window facade to facilitate the storeowner to receive the customers. Exploit voluminous eco-friendly green building materials like timbers with recyclable characteristics to furnish the space, revealing the Japandi aesthetics that attach importance to nature.
設計手法 Design Techniques
Excellently integrate local features to create an innovative Japanese style
As this is a newly opened Japanese cuisine restaurant, we choicely utilize cotton linen fabric symbolizing rice bags to make the outdoor hanging drapes and indoor wall decors and bring Japandi charms through rustic wooden and clear cement features. In addition, hang red lanterns representing Taiwan at the entrance, and then create the Industrial interior style with unadorned ceilings, walls, and exposed pipelines. The novel mix and match aesthetics comply with the design themes of localization and innovation, which successfully attract young customers from surrounding schools and contemporary art museums.
Ingeniously configure the space to cope with the pandemic
For the past few years, the catering consumption pattern has changed; people tend to take food home instead of eating in restaurants. Consequently, we divide the long-patterned space into a meal-preparing lot and dining area; set up an L-shaped bar counter with only fifteen seats, making the chef can talk with customers directly. Moreover, design a take-out window facade and arrange the cash register in front of the window so that the cashier can simultaneously serve indoor and outdoor customers. Hope to keep down operation impacts, even if the pandemic continues to grow.
Skillfully make use of eco-friendly elements and befitting lighting fixtures
We exploit eco-friendly green building materials such as laminating plastic sheets to replace solid woods to show the Japanese style feature. And take advantage of waterproof and scratch-resistant characteristics to assure easy maintenance in a dining environment. Hang linen roller blinds above the bar counter, which artfully shade the tableware cabinets behind. Then, install track lights to make customers focus their sights on the food, letting the fine cuisine becomes a leading role in the dim surrounding.
We finish the exterior appearance of the restaurant with rustic fair-faced concrete that pays homage to Master Tadao Ando. Then, install wooden gratings above the sidewalk to introduce the sunlight shining on the wall and generating vivid light and shadow. At night, the recessed downlights brighten up the restaurant logo on the hanging drape, successfully attracting the attention of passers-by.
We place a Japanese bonsai in front of the cash register to bring out a Zen vibe. Moreover, leave a Hokkaido-shaped brick wall of the original building, which carries out a contrasting beauty with the up-to-date building material and embodies the proprietor's creative concept of designing a traditional Japanese cuisine store.