Koichi Takada Architects - Sydney

Cave Restaurant

Invisible architecture

We aim to change the way we ate and chat in restaurants. The acoustic quality of restaurants contributes to the comfort and enjoyment of a dining experience.

We have experimented with noise levels in relationship to the comfort of dining and the ambience a cave like environment can create. The timber profiles generate a sound studio atmosphere, and a pleasant ‘noise’ of dining conversation, offering a more intimate experience as well as a visually interesting and complex surrounding.

The series of acoustic curvatures were tested and developed with computer modelling and each ‘timber grain’ profile has been translated and out from computer-generated 3-D data, using Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology.

  • ProjectCave Restaurant (Sushi Train Maroubra)
  • LocationMaroubra, Sydney
  • BuilderBonar Interiors
  • Project Year2009
  • PhotographsSharrin Rees
  • Construction PhotosKoichi Takada
  • Winner Restaurant and Bar Design Awards (UK) International Restaurant 2011
  • Winner International Property Awards (UK) Best Leisure Interior Australia 2011
  • Shortlisted Australian Interior Design Awards 2010