Ocean Room by Koichi Takada Architects | ITSLIQUID

Ocean Room by Koichi Takada Architects

Design | August 3, 2015 |

001Image courtesy of Koichi Takada Architects

Ocean Room by Koichi Takada Architects

Located just across the water from Sydney Opera House and Circular Quay, Ocean Room inhabits part of the former Overseas Passenger Terminal adjacent Sydney’s historic Rocks district. The minimalist cuisine of head chef Raita Noda, is matched by the simple yet effective interior, designed in collaboration with Yasumichi Morita of Glamorous, Japan.

002Image courtesy of Koitchi Takada Architects

The design outcome of the collaboration resulted in a unique dining setting where the floor is enveloped under a chandelier of 40,000 suspended timber dowels. The canopy gives way to large glass panels that offer impressive views on Sydney’s iconic Opera House.

003Image courtesy of Koitchi Takada Architects

The experience of the Ocean Room restaurant begins under a dark canopy of timber dowels in the lounge bar. A transition occurs as you walk under the timber curtain, the atmosphere changes as you enter the light filled and spacious dining area.

004Image courtesy of Koitchi Takada Architects

The timber ‘wave’ above the restaurant, creates a perceived dialogue with the silhouette of the Sydney Opera House.

005Image courtesy of Koitchi Takada Architects

The motions of the harbour breeze create gentle movement and clacking of the suspended timber dowels above, a subtle reference to Japanese furin and a gesture that links the Ocean Room to the movement of a wave and the harbour beyond.

more.  www.koitchitakada.com

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


EVERYDAY, SOMEDAY AND OTHER STORIES

Design | May 22, 2022

The Stedelijk’s three-part collection presentation has been redesigned with a special focus on theme. Part 2, Everyday, Someday and Other Stories, traces the evolution of art and design from the 1950s to the 1980s. Artists and designers show it was an era of new opportunities and progress, of mass culture, pop culture and consumption, and of critiquing the established order. Read more


LANDSCAPES OF DESIGN

Design | May 10, 2022

Frac Centre-Val de Loire presents a new exhibition dedicated to women designers. Landscapes of Design is conceived around a selection of works from Domaine de Boisbuchet's exceptional collections Read more


PRIMA

Design | May 9, 2022

As a creative atelier with expertise and know-how, PRIMA provides the upscale hotel and gastronomy industry with bespoke concepts, exquisite furnishing ideas and a diverse range of individual, handmade and unique accessories. Read more


SUMSEI TERRARIUM

Architecture | May 5, 2022

“SUMSEI TERRARIUM”, a journey to find myself. We focused on a special story of our brand in order to spread the strengths of Sumsei in the room. Sumsei has products that mostly encounter bare bodies or bare feet, such as ‘body dryer’ which is the leading product that is used to easily dry the body after shower. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!