Sushi Masatake by Mas Studio

February 22, 2018

Design for Sushi Masataka, a Japanese restaurant, employs simple and natural elements typical of traditional Japanese architecture. It creates a peaceful and quiet space for diners to enjoy every delicacy comfortably. 

 

Designed by Mas Studio Limited

Photography by Mr Ray Chow

 

Shopfront roof is a canopy, with relief ripples underneath to channel lights downwards, symbolic of rivers and ocean. The scene is rhythmic and yet retains a tranquil atmosphere. Behind the red Noren is a sliding glass door in traditional screen door design. Look through, a pathway is visible.

At the entrance is a natural Japanese garden scene with marble pathway decorated with bamboos, stone basin, stones and sand alongside. Complemented with a floor paved with faceted pebbles, a wall in Wagami wallpaper and special wall paint from Japan, it realizes an epitome of traditional Japanese residence.

 

On the right of the pathway is a dining hall of an open kitchen design. A sliding door is designed to keep the area undisturbed. The door is in the same design as the main entrance door, except that glass panel is replaced by translucent Wagami paper. 

Interior is decorated with bamboo texture paper and wall panels in wooden strips with round window characteristic of Japanese houses. Foofed under a concave false ceiling, back of the kitchen is a natural marble wall with a row of suspended light boxes illuminated with soft lights. In order to allow customers and chefs interact, a sushi bar table made of cypress wood is imported from Japan. This allows chefs to prepare and introduce every dish to diners face to face. 

Interior design resonates restaurant’s philosophy, it employs Japanese garden unique Zen aesthetics ‘Karesansui’ meaning dry landscape as key design concept. Japanese people believe that water embodies life, abundance and tranquility, while ‘Karesansui’ implies ‘devoid of water’.  It is characterized by rocks and white sand.  Curves are used to represent rivers, ocean and even clouds, symbolizing various landscapes in nature. 

 

Simple and natural materials are adopted, presenting a peaceful and quiet mood and mind. It is a ‘shanghri-la’ providing a temporary retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

Interior design resonates restaurant’s philosophy, it employs Japanese garden unique Zen aesthetics ‘Karesansui’ meaning dry landscape as key design concept. Japanese people believe that water embodies life, abundance and tranquility, while ‘Karesansui’ implies ‘devoid of water’.  It is characterized by rocks and white sand.  Curves are used to represent rivers, ocean and even clouds, symbolizing various landscapes in nature. 

 

Simple and natural materials are adopted, presenting a peaceful and quiet mood and mind. It is a ‘shanghri-la’ providing a temporary retreat away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

 

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