█   bento asian kitchen

Southside, Jacksonville, FL : [2013] 

Capitalizing on the irregular shape of the space, design explores the idea exaggerated perspectives to create a sense of drama and visual pull. A series of baffles forms a dimensional ceiling treatment that extends the view and engages the occupants in the whole of the space. A suspended wood screen reinforces the linear theme and formally divides the dining area from the bar. The signature red color of the restaurant's brand is used liberally to draw and entice customers programmatic anchors. The material palette and formal execution of the space draws inspiration from the minimalist aesthetic of traditional Japanese design.