23 Jun 2013 • Bar
Aluminium Flower Garden by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
For Japanese restaurant and bar HANA (meaning flower), Moriyuki Ochiai Architects were inspired by Japanese designs that derive from one continuous sheet of material. Origami, for example, lends itself to a variety of shapes in paper. The kimono, is constructed from one length of fabric. And the Furoshiki is a cloth that can wrap and carry different objects.
With these resourceful examples in mind, a ceiling design for HANA emerged for a single planar surface of aluminium that could be folded and shaped to give a unique three-dimensional landscape. The lustrous metal carries reflections from lights and mirrors.
Photos by Tetsu Hiraga.