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- Aluminium Flower Garden -

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During the course of planning the layout for the 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.
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.
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.
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.

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 -
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


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レストランバー、イベントスペースの空間計画である。

折り紙、着物、などの日本文化から発想を広げて、一つの限定された素材ーアルミーを用い、シンプルな一枚の平面から立体的かつ多様な機能や要求を満たす空間を創りあげています。

リサイクル可能な素材であるアルミを用い、紙のように薄く柔らかい一枚のアルミシートを天井にふわっと広げ、軽やかに満たします。アルミは折り畳まれ、様々な形の花びらに変化します。それは天井を覆い尽くし、輝くように舞い、訪れる人を華やかに包み込みます。

花びらの大きさと密度を変化させ、領域ごとに必要な機能や雰囲気を満たしていきます。たとえば活気のある領域や落ちついた領域など、空間の高さと広がりの微細に異なる領域を生み出します。

鑑賞者の位置や視線の角度、そして映像の光や壁面の鏡の反射、それらの重なりにより空間全体が絶え間なく表情を変え、移ろいゆく多様な雰囲気の空間体験を可能にしています。

微細に雰囲気の異なる領域が重層する空間で、人々は自由に心地よい場所を見つけることが出来ます。満開の花が咲き誇る、繊細で華麗な花園が、歓喜の時間を人々にもたらします。


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category : restaurant / bar , event space
location : tokyo japan
date : 2013
photo : tetsu hiraga

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