Photo credit: Daisuke Shima

NÔL- CASE-REAL

Japan

NÔL- CASE-REAL

Photo credit: Daisuke Shima

Located on the ground level, “nôl” is a restaurant atelier with a distinct concept. Functioning as an experimental kitchen, nôl can also be considered as a flexible space freed from the physical restraints of a classical restaurant.

The dining area was finished with a matte, dark-toned lysine from floor to ceiling. To create depth, the space was painted in a gradation from grey to dark grey. Pendant lights above the tables were newly designed to fit the space, and the shade of the lightings were finished with the same lysine material to maintain a common tone and to exaggerate the contrast between the light and the ceiling. The kitchen was mainly finished with stainless-steel, in order to create a brighter image and a space which functions like a stage in contrast to the black dining area.

The color of wall shift from blue gray to dark gray with the gradation Photo credit: Daisuke Shima

Main view from the table space to the kitchen Photo credit: Daisuke Shima

The dining area was finished with a matte, dark-toned lysine from floor to ceiling. To create depth, the space was painted in a gradation from grey to dark grey. Pendant lights above the tables were newly designed to fit the space, and the shade of the lightings were finished with the same lysine material to maintain a common tone and to exaggerate the contrast between the light and the ceiling. The kitchen was mainly finished with stainless-steel, in order to create a brighter image and a space which functions like a stage in contrast to the black dining area.

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A place where talented chefs can use for catering preparation or for irregular dinner events. Thus compared to the spacious kitchen, this restaurant has only eight table seats. Though it is compact, the goal was to create an atmosphere that suits the extraordinary dishes that will be prepared.

Plan Photo credit: CASE-REAL

Plan Photo credit: CASE-REAL

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Since the name of this facility comes from the French term “non-usuel (non-usual)” and “noir (black)” the space was designed with black as its key-color, and the idea was to create a restaurant with a special feeling which is not fully open to the public considering the stance and characteristics of the space.

The detail view of entrance Photo credit: Daisuke Shima

The view of entrance Photo credit: Daisuke Shima

Main view of the table space Photo credit: Daisuke Shima

The detail view of entrance Photo credit: Daisuke Shima

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The dining area was finished with a matte, dark-toned lysine from floor to ceiling. To create depth, the space was painted in a gradation from grey to dark grey. Pendant lights above the tables were newly designed to fit the space, and the shade of the lightings were finished with the same lysine material to maintain a common tone and to exaggerate the contrast between the light and the ceiling. The kitchen was mainly finished with stainless-steel, in order to create a brighter image and a space which functions like a stage in contrast to the black dining area.

PROJECT DETAILS:

  • Client: MARUTAYA Co., Ltd.

  • Type of Project: Renovation

  • Use: Kitchen Studio

  • Period: Oct 2017 – May 2019

  • Floor area: 127m2

  • Location: Tokyo, Japan

  • Direction: Aid Inc

  • Design: Koichi Futatusmata, Koichi Shimohira(CASE-REAL), Yasushi Arikawa(Partner)

  • Cooperation: TANK, Tanabe Kensetsu

  • Lighting Plan: BRANCH lighting design (Tatsuki Nakamura)

  • Manufacture of Furniture: E&Y

  • Sign Design: Aid Inc

  • Paint: Nakamura paint

  • Photo: Daisuke Shima

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