This is the 65 square meters small Japanese restaurant located in the center of Beijing. The partition with a hall stands right by the entrance and creates a small court yard. A counter that sticks out from the hall of the wall brings out the interior atmosphere to the exterior. In order to realize the spatial depth, architect adopted the idea of ¡°layered space¡±. Glass fa?ade separates the interior and exterior spaces connecting the sight from the outside. Then the plywood-laminated partition is installed in parallel. The hole of this partition conveys an atmosphere to the street. The dining hall of the restaurant is the one-room space. This could be divided by the hanged wooden louvers in each table. When the all louvers are pulled down, the idea of ¡°layered space¡± is clearer. The counter, tables and chairs are all made out of laminated plywood. The surface of the gypsum wall is stripe-molded with mortar. These details emphasize the idea of ¡°layering¡±.
Beijing Matsubara and Architects
Hironori MATSUBARA, Tingting ZHANG
Panjia park, Beijing, China
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Mar, 2005 ¨C Mar, 2005
Yang CAO, Zhengning FANG