The site: Pacific Place, Admiralty
Area: 5700ft2 Client: Maxim's Group
Intrinsic Japanese design elements are well articulated in this 5700 s.f. casual, young dining place for modern Japanese cuisine. Located in the Garden Court of Pacific Place, a semi-translucent noren, traditionally used as dividers for Japanese shop entrances defines a welcoming entrance to the restaurant. The seating layout enjoys a spacious arrangement whereas ambient lighting is toned down to create a relaxing chill-out atmosphere for shoppers and business executives. The sushi bar resembles the design of traditional Japanese folk houses and captivates handcrafted Japanese aesthetics by adopting a natural solid wood bar top and natural iron finishes intermingled with wire mesh panels to create a unique lighting effect. At teppanyaki counters, bush hammered natural stone blocks are accentuated well by the overhead marble in rigato finishes. Various wooden details derived from traditional Japanese carpentry crafts are sparely used. The wall backdrop is a well-balanced combination of sandblasted grey granite, chiselled natural slats and raw iron trims, accentuating the details with a crisscrossed lighting effect.