Contemporary Ramen Store

For a new branch store in the Cerritos, California a design that beams modernity, simplicity, and elegance is proposed.

August 30, 2021 - by commARCH
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Contemporary Ramen Store

Where did it happen?
Cerritos, California

Who was involved?
Architect of Record: YNL Architects
Wall Mural / Graphic Design by the Owner

What was the challenge?
Creating a contemporary street-like environment with a hint of the traditional Japanese dining experience.

What was the solution?
For a new branch store in Cerritos, California a design that beams modernity, simplicity, and elegance is proposed. The design is not only efficient and comfortable but cleanly expresses the image of a contemporary Japanese ramen culture. Blending the traditional Japanese finish materials with a western street culture was a primary element of this process and coupling this spectrum with a colorful scheme is meant to create a contemporary street-like environment with a hint of the traditional Japanese dining experience.

Photos by Joakim Blomdah

 

What were the results?
These several materials and design choices complement each other to create a unique environment that transformed the traditional Japanese dining culture into a brand-new contemporary experience that reflects the vibrant street dining culture that can only be found in the greater Los Angeles area.

Photos by Joakim Blomdah

 

What product(s) were involved?
In lieu of the traditionally bland choice of plain drywall finish, colorful murals and painting with industrial style lighting create a more radiant environment for customers and our client. We further imagine the glow and ambiance of light achieved by providing an assortment of rustic light bulbs suspended from the structure above. These dropped lights have a twofold purpose: to provide the required lighting for the main dining area and also create a unique glow in lieu of the typical mood of fluorescent lights.

Photos by Joakim Blomdah

 

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