–Forest of Light and Lattice–
A restaurant built on a farm surrounded by a lush forest(renovate an old wooden building).
The three-dimensional white lattice nesting above the beams of the existing wooden structure forms the canopy of a forest that brings together the old and the contemporary by suggesting the superimposition of time and space.
Whether this transmutation of light occurs in a dynamic or subtle manner, the resulting expressions offer an ever-changing shower of light that can be fully experienced depending on where one is standing and looking to.
The shape of pendant lighting appear to depict drops of milk dripping from the canopy .
By applying special paint echoing the texture of plain soil found on the farm to the walls ,we aimed to create a warm atmosphere.
By superimposing time and space , the repeated entwinement of lattice and light offers a mystic illumination and the spatial experience of penetrating into a deep forest
Moriyuki Ochiai, born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1973, is an architect and designer.
In 2008, he established his own studio, Moriyuki Ochiai Architects that is active in architectural, interior, furniture,landscape and industrial design.
The sources of our inspirations come from being captivated by the vivacious and lively beauty of nature or life.
We can also feel the influence coming from the delicate sensitivity responding to the unique Japanese nature, which can be found in Japanese temples and gardens.
We wish to continue creating works that fulfill people's dreams, become the energy for their lives, and then move on to a deeper dimension that exceeds life itself.
・German Design Award 2018 Winner ( German design council ) Excellent Communications Design Category
・A' Design Award 2017 Silver Winner ( Italy )
・A' Design Award 2017 Winner ( Italy )
・Archdaily Building of the Year 2017 nominee ( USA )
・A' Design Award 2016 Silver Winner ( Italy )
・SBID(Society of British Interior Design) International Design Award 2015 finalist / Retail Design ( UK )
・INTERIOR DESIGN Best of Year Awards 2015 " Best of Year / Grand Prix " category-Counter Service ( INTERIOR DESIGN magazine_USA )
・Restaurant & Bar Design Award 2015 1st PRIZE / Decorative lighting (UK)
・SBID(Society of British Interior Design) International Design Award 2015 finalist / Restaurant&Bar ( UK )
・German Design Award 2015 Special mention( German design council ) Excellent Communications Design - Interior Design
・German Design Award 2015 Nominee( German design council ) Excellent Communications Design - Interior Design
・Restaurant & Bar Design Awards (UK) Best Works / Decorative lighting
・INTERIOR DESIGN Best of Year Awards 2014 Honoree / category-Food retail ( INTERIOR DESIGN magazine_USA )
・A' Design Award Winner ( Italy )
・INTERIOR DESIGN Best of Year Awards 2013 " Best of Year / Grand Prix " category-Food retail ( INTERIOR DESIGN magazine_USA )
・Red Dot Design Award 2013 ( Germany )
・LEAF International Interior Design Award 2013 Commercial Building of the Year shortlist ( Germany )
・German Design Award 2013 nominee( German design council ) category-architecture/interior
・German Design Award 2013 nominee ( German design council ) category-exhibition design
・Modern Decoration International Media Award 2013 " Annual Restaurant & Bar Space Award "（ Modern Decoration magazine_ China )
・JCD ( Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association) Design Award 2013 Selected Award
・Japan Sign Design Association Award 2013 Selected Award
・iF Communication Design Award 2012 " GOLD AWARD " ( Germany ) category-architecture/interior