For this noodle restaurant in Osaka, Ietsugu Ohara of Stile Space Industrial Arts+ completely refurbished the space to create a houses-within-a-house design. From the outside, the restaurant has an industrial feel, with a glass window that gives the appearance of warehouse doors left partly open. Within, built-in booths are housed inside miniature, peak-roofed houses, framing a central, wrap-around counter. The aesthetic is minimalist, but warm – the use of wood and hanging lights give the place a cosy feel that leaves rooms for throngs of noodle lovers in this 123-sq-m restaurant.
Photos courtesy Hirokazu Matsuoka.