07BEACH Plays Games With the Design of This Ramen Shop
Kids aren’t supposed to play with their food, but that doesn’t mean restaurants can’t be playful. For the Kaishin No Ichigeki ramen shop in Okinawa, 07BEACH brings video games into the culinary present for an 800-square-foot homage to nostalgia.
“The design was inspired by those early video games which are drawn with dots, low-resolution, and uniquely familiar,” says architect Joe Chikamori, referencing the ramen shop. “The seating area for groups was designed to look like a game castle,” while condiments are kept organized on pedestals like coins or prizes to be collected. A checkboard, waving like a pack of ramen noodles, defines ceilings and walls; the team crafted it of white tile on gray mortar. “The design is abstract, to some extent,” he says, “and the combination and the forms of these ordinary materials make the space unique.” Let’s play.
These Global Eateries Offer a Feast for the Eyes
From pretty pastels to moody blues, an international quintet of new eateries shows the virtuoso use of color—and form— to orchestrate space.
Kamiya Architects Comes Full Circle in Designing a Flagship Sweet Shop in Nagoya
Ohagi3 brings in Kamiya Architects to design their flagship store to bring sweet treats to a new commercial complex in Nagoya, Japan.
15 Restaurant, Bar, and Cafe Interior Designs
We’ve rounded up 15 restaurant bar and cafe interior designs that welcome foodies and newbies alike. Explore the colorful designs in these eateries.
DesignLed Creates a Theatrical Interior for a Dublin Home
A new Georgian-style residence in Dublin gets a contemporary, flamboyantly theatrical interior by DesignLed with dramatic elements embracing eclecticism.
Headquarters Reboot: Standard Architecture x Nadel
Nadel’s headquarters reboot included multiple skylights, outdoor lounges, and a plan to bridge the bi-level interiors, thanks to Standard Architecture.
Houston’s Brava Tower Blends Newspaper History with Modern Luxury
Brava, a rental tower by MaRS and Munoz + Albin, makes headlines with nods to its site’s newspaper history, underscored by contemporary art and amenities.