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Yakiniku JIKON

The interior design of Yamagishi Yakiniku is inspired by Daidokoro (traditional Japanese kitchen), which is considered the place protected by fire spirit in Japan. Local people believe that fire can provide a source of warmth and protection from predators and was an essential method for cooking food in ancient times. Thus, Daidokoro or Kamado becomes a place where fire and humans connect. One of the highlighted experiences is to grill Hiyama beef on the Yakiniku stove in front of customers. Each table is designed to mimic a small Daidokoro to allow people to feel the heat of the fire and visualise the cooking process of their delicious food. The polished curves of traditional Kamado demonstrate exquisite craftsmanship and prove the homeowner’s social status. The same curves are applied to walls, ceiling and throughout the design to create a sense of fluidity and softness. Contrasting to the bustling traditional kitchen, the designer tries to create a calm and soothing ambience, allowing customers to escape from the rhythm of urban life. By using natural materials and textures such as clay, stone and tiles, while paying extra attention to the lighting ambience and effect, customers can fully immerse themselves in a unique food journey.

PROGRAM : Japanese Grill Restaurant
LOCATION : Shop 603, K11 Musea, Tsim Sha Tsui.
DESIGN PERIOD: 2020 October- 2021 March
DESIGN SCOPE: Interior design and construction supervision
SIZE: 249m²
CONTRACTOR : DDL Contracting Limited
CONTRACT VALUE: Confidential
PHOTO: WangLoks, Pan Tang

Floor Plan
Initial Shop Front Design
Technical Drawing for Site Coordination