Restaurant Niko / URBANODE arquitetura
Textual content description supplied by the architects. Niko is a small Japanese restaurant, between custom and the long run. It was as much as structure to provide materiality to this contradiction. On the one hand, it refers to road commerce, the lights, the indicators, and the colours in distinction with town’s concrete. Then again, providing dynamics by means of technological potentialities, projecting what this enterprise could be like within the encounter of various occasions.
The shop is situated inside a procuring gallery, which has two accesses from the road. Niko’s foremost facade, which has an elongated opening — a type of eye — faces one of many entrances. This opening reveals virtually your complete small retailer: on the left is the consumer service space and, on the precise, protected by filmed glass, is the kitchen. On the smaller aspect facade, there’s the worker entrance and one other round opening that dialogues in alignment with the primary one.
We wished the shop to have a high quality minimalist design — as in Japanese up to date design — but in addition have the “over” facet of the streets, which is visually charged. Due to this fact, we selected to make use of polycarbonate all through the facade, which is mounted and suspended from the bottom because of metallic parts designed completely for the challenge. We use LEDs behind the polycarbonate with app-controlled programming. To bolster the “over” aesthetic, we superimposed small luminous packing containers alongside the bigger opening. The packing containers should not aligned with the marking of the polycarbonate module, as we search to bolster the layer of litter within the minimalist design.
By way of materiality, we wish to clarify how the facade works. A drywall construction kinds your complete “L” of closure, however the drywall doesn’t have two plaster faces. Solely the inner facade is product of plaster as it could be clad in tiles within the kitchen (and would facilitate the passage of electrical energy), the opposite aspect of the system has MDF as a closure. We got here to the conclusion that the MDF would give extra assist to the polycarbonate that will be suspended. The polycarbonate sheets are mounted by steel tubes with lids and we now have steel sheets protecting all of the openings, aiming to offer a high-standard end. The sunshine packing containers are mounted by a system that resembles a TV panel. Every thing was designed completely for the challenge.