–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 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 ( Germany)
A' Design Award 2018 Winner ( Italy )
Architecture Master Prize 2018 Winner in Architectural Design ( USA )
Architecture Master Prize 2018 Winner in Landscape Architecture ( USA )
Best of Year Award 2018 Honorees( INTERIOR DESIGN mag. / USA )
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 )
International Design Award Honorable Mention ( USA ）
SBID International Design Award 2016 finalist ( UK )
DOMUS magazine Best of Beauty Salon selected ( Italy ）
DOMUS magazine Best of School selected ( Italy ）
Best of Year Awards 2015 " Best of Year "( INTERIOR DESIGN mag._USA )
Restaurant & Bar Design Award 2015 1st PRIZE (UK)
German Design Award 2015 Special Mention ( Germany)
German Design Award 2015 ( Germany)
DOMUS magazine Best of Restaurants selected ( Italy ）
SBID International Design Award 2015 finalist ( UK )
Japan Sign Design Association Award 2015 Selected Award
Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2014 1st PRIZE (UK)
Best of Year Awards 2014 Honoree ( INTERIOR DESIGN mag_USA )
A' Design Award Winner ( Italy )
Best of Year Awards 2013 " Best of Year / 1st prize"( INTERIOR DESIGN mag_USA )
Red Dot Design Award 2013 ( Germany )
LEAF International Interior Design Award 2013 shortlist ( Germany )
German Design Award 2013 Nominee ( German design council )
Modern Decoration International Media Award 2013 " Annual Restaurant & Bar Space Award "（ China )
JCD ( Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association) Design Award 2013 Selected Award
Japan Sign Design Association Award 2013 Selected Award
iF Design Award 2012 " GOLD AWARD " -( Germany )
iF Design Award 2012 ( Germany )
SBID International Design Award2012 " Best Commercial Space" ( UK )
Red Dot Design Award ( Germany )
International Architecture Awards 2012 Shortlist ( USA )