Reminiscent of an exclusive haute couture boutique, the merging of both traditional and timeless elements of Japanese architecture in an austere and sophisticated concept act as the main triggers behind Oozora: The House. The unique spatial qualities alongside Oozora’s noteworthy cuisine aim to stimulate the entirety of your senses, achieving an incomparable experience. The spaces remain minimal and unembellished with particular attention to detail, reflecting Japanese ideals of natural beauty and sensation. Earthly materials such as timber, bamboo, silk and washi paper accomplish the demanded simplicity and elegance, merging the space with nature and abiding by Japanese tradition. The walls and ceilings are clad in unique timber structures embedding patterns of thin black bamboos and oilcloth. The particularity of the cladding lies in its resemblance to traditional Japanese shōji screens. Impressive, large, golden bamboos embrace the entrance creating a forest of golden reflections and guiding the visitor through to the main restaurant area. Oozora’s exclusive identity is also prompted through the use of marble, extraordinary onyx surfaces and crude stone which are utilized in strategic areas of the restaurant such as the bar, the marble wave forming the large communal table as well as the main entrance.
Design & Construction: GJP Design & Construction
photography © GEORGE FAKAROS