Studio Arthur Casas always intends to create a new world within each project, considering users as the center of the experience. Unleash new perceptions, feelings and connections through the use of materiality, lighting, color, and texture is the essence of our design.
In our proposal for Kosushi Restaurant, located in Miami, these elements had a key role in the project's development, creating an atmosphere capable of offering to customers the complete experience of a Japanese vernacular architecture combined with contemporary references.
After designing the original Kosushi in 2000 and again in 2017 in São Paulo, Studio was invited for this new proposal at South of Fifth, the quiet enclave at the southern-most tip of Miami Beach. This place has become an important dining destination in recent years, even more so with the arrival of this Michelin-star winner Restaurant.
The place is completely defined by the white oak millwork cubes arrangement with luminaires, which craft a world unto itself. The organic shapes of the sushi bar and the table area bench contrast with the orthogonal lines of the low ceiling wood structure, in order to achieve visual balance and harmony. The sushi bar curve stands out in the restaurant layout and represents a focal point in the proposed plan. Parallel to it, the organic bench frames the rest of the room. One of the main concerns included the services circulation: comfortable aisles were delimited between all tables to facilitate the restaurant’s everyday operations. The restrooms follow the same color tones of the space, with stone mounted sinks and a wood slot panel on the walls.
The lighting was designed completely tied to the cube-shaped structure of the ceiling. The woodworking complexity made it possible to create light and shadow effects to achieve a comfortable atmosphere in the entire restaurant while also achieving beauty through the use of light. The entire space is enveloped in tens of thousands of hollow, white oak cubes assembled, with accent lighting that gives the restaurant a celestial feel.These cubes completely define the space, arranged in a curvature that almost defies their geometry.
Studio Arthur Casas architectural design offers users a not only palatable but also sensory experience, rooted in Japanese culture, gastronomy and architecture, bringing a Brazilian touch through furniture, fabric combinations and finishes.
Restaurant with atmosphere capable of offering the complete experience of a vernacular japanese architecture combined with contemporary references.