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Liaison Cubique / by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

For a traditional Japanese restaurant in the underground commercial space under Nagoya Station, we started by analyzing the time transversal components of architecture, themes such as metric, gradation, rhythm and transparency, giving them a contemporary twist.
We used one of the primordial volumes to spur the feeling of familiarity, the cube.
By reducing it to a framed form we were able to provide it with the transparency we wanted to achieve.
This thin frame, and the graduation of the cube size and frame thickness, creates much like a veil for the facades, one that extends inside to the walls and to the ceiling,…