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Tokyo 2019

Schematic Design

Design Development

Construction Documents

Contract Administration

Architects: UDS

MEP Design: EM Sekkei

Lighting: Tomoru Design Meguro

Graphic Design: Artless

Photography: Nacasa & Partners

*Work designed while at UDS


Kaka-Tojo is a Japanese restaurant annexed to Onsen Ryokan Yuen Shinjuku. The single-story free-standing structure has an iconic pitched roof and a small Japanese garden. The full-height North-facing window admits gentle natural light during daytime, while at night, the interior lights are dimmed and the garden is quietly lit up. The minimalistic interior features a solid hinoki wood counter as the centerpiece, elegantly bracketing the show kitchen. 


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