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A Humble Japanese Restaurant Hides Stunning Interiors

All photos by Yasutake Kondo via <a href="">ArchDaily</a>
All photos by Yasutake Kondo via ArchDaily

Originally built in 1624 as a hotel for passing travelers, over the years this restaurant in Kyoto, Japan, disfigured by numerous piecemeal renovations. The architects of GENETO responded to a recent request to resuscitate the place with a series of unique dining rooms: one features sculptural plywood arches, while another immerses guests in glowing dotted patterns via hole-punched metal screens. Comparing the range of unique designs in the space to the many flavors of traditional Japanese meals, the architects aimed to restore an overall balance to the restaurant.

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