Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Nobu Perth in Perth, Australia by Michael Fiebrich Design
September 27th, 2012 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Michael Fiebrich Design
In designing a restaurant for celebrity Japanese chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, Michael Fiebrich Design wanted to ensure that the interior design was as artful and thought provoking as the cuisine and ingredient combinations, without distracting from the food presentation.
The concept was to create an abstracted Japanese water garden that would act as a theatrical backdrop to the beautiful food offerings. Japanese garden designs are so visually pleasing because, even though they are meticulously planned, they feel absolutely natural and layered. The designers wanted to create this type of sophisticated “landscape” within the restaurant by layering the various elements of the interior.
Custom “bubble” pendants with blown glass balls in varying shades of copper/amber and gold, reminiscent of flowering water, highlight the ceilings, which are punctuated by a ripple detail achieved with bronze inlay detail. Tall custom metal sculptures suggest reeds or water plants, which act as both semi-private screens and wonderful textural backdrops.
Glazed ceramic sculptures dot the walls and become beautiful expressions of movement that dance throughout the restaurant. And, finally, walls and columns are clad in a dark stained timber in an origami-like construction to suggest boulders or stone embankments. The layering of these various elements creates very exciting “vistas” within the space.
The restaurant is 5100sqf with 160 seats, including a bar/lounge area, a sushi bar, two semi-private teppanyaki counters and two private dining rooms.
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