Project: Izakaya Restaurant
Description: Restaurants & Bars, Architecture + Interior Design
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
The buzzing street life of Tokyo has been brought to the waterfront of the Bhosphorus in Istanbul with the design of Izakaya.The pavilion structure respects a grid of 6x6 metres and is conceived to harmonise and frame the views towards the water. An internal courtyard hosts cherry blossom trees and divides the two sides of the restaurant, connected at the upper level by a bridge that links two rooftop terraces.By developing the architecture and interior design simultaneously led to a homogeneous concept, extending to the use of materials and the blend of volumes. Its distinctive tall, angular architecture is reminiscent of traditional Japanese tea pavilions, bringing together history and modernity, which is fitting for a city that melds old and new at every turn.