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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Aluminum Flower Garden in Tokyo, Japan by MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS / TWOPLUS-A

 
July 18th, 2013 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS / TWOPLUS-A

During the course of planning the layout for the HANA (Japanese for “flower”) restaurant / bar and event space, we were challenged to come up with a concept that would evoke the floral imagery of the establishment’s eponymous name.

In a country with limited resources such as Japan, the spirit of Monodzukuri is the epitome of ingenuity at the service of craftsmanship.

Image Courtesy © Tetsu Hiraga

  • Architects: MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS / TWOPLUS-A
  • Project: Aluminum Flower Garden
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Photography: Tetsu Hiraga
  • Designer:  Moriyuki Ochiai
  • Use:  restaurant / bar, event space
  • Area: 70sqm
  • Client: RONWIT Inc.
  • Constructor: aslego
  • Design Period: 2012. 9-12
  • Completion Period:2013.1

Image Courtesy © Tetsu Hiraga

From a single sheet of paper, which can be folded into a variety of shapes, emerged the art of Origami From a single bolt of fabric was born one of Japan’s most iconic garments: the Kimono From a single piece of cloth, which can be used to wrap and carry all sorts of objects, came the Furoshiki Taking inspiration from this cultural background, we used a single finite material—aluminum—as a simple planar surface from which we created an engaging three-dimensional space that fulfills various functions and requirements at once.

Image Courtesy © Tetsu Hiraga

A sheet of aluminum, a recyclable material as thin and flexible as paper, spreads across the ceiling as it fills the space with its light and airy presence. The creases in the aluminum are as many glittering and fluttering petals covering the ceiling and enfolding visitors in a flowery embrace.

Image Courtesy © Tetsu Hiraga

Changes to the size and density of the flower petals impart the function and atmosphere suited to each area, such as lively and quiet areas created through minute differences in the height and expanse of a given space. One’s position and angle of vision as well as the reflection of images and lights from the mirrors on the walls concur to perpetually redefine the appearance of the whole space, thus enabling the viewer to experience a space with transient and diverse atmospheres.

Image Courtesy © Tetsu Hiraga

The layering of minutely differing areas throughout the space gives people the opportunity to find an oasis of comfort at their own leisure. As flowers bloom in all their glory, this delicate yet splendid flower garden provides one and all with moments of delight. – Sustainable Aspects –

Image Courtesy © Tetsu Hiraga

Moreover, since they give the space its singularity, we adapted the assembly method of the aluminum ceiling parts so as to be able to disassemble and reinstall them when moving the business to a different location. In doing so, we devised a way to effectively reduce the costs of moving.

Image Courtesy © Tetsu Hiraga

Image Courtesy © Tetsu Hiraga

Image Courtesy © Tetsu Hiraga

Image Courtesy © Tetsu Hiraga

Image Courtesy © Tetsu Hiraga

Image Courtesy © Tetsu Hiraga

Image Courtesy © MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS / TWOPLUS-A

Image Courtesy © MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS / TWOPLUS-A

Image Courtesy © MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS / TWOPLUS-A

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