A revamped Japanese restaurant in the middle of Fed Square.
Glulam: GL18 Mixed Species Hardwood
A re-developed restaurant popular for its fine Japanese cuisine has been opened. The new development by award winning firm Maddison Architects combines Japanese mid-century architecture with simplicity to achieve a minimalistic culinary experience in the heart of Federation Square, Melbourne.
Vicbeam supplied GL18 Mixed Hardwood timber that will feature prominently in the new restaurant. The inclusion of GLT (Glue Laminated Timber) adheres to Japanese tradition with its natural texture and neutral tones. It adds a calming aura to the dining experience as timber texture is ever-present from floor to ceiling.
The unique installation of glulam beams that hang from the ceiling is just as impressive as the set of beams that separates the kitchen from the dining area.
Interlaced with blackened steel frames, the hardwood timbers contrast magnificently from the raw cement sheet walls, hand-made Japanese tiles and the Noren (Japanese fabric) divider screens above. Additional Japanese sculptures and artworks complete the interiors revealing a refreshing yet traditional new look to the restaurant.
It’s encouraging to see timber products being installed in a prime location of Melbourne CBD and Vicbeam are impressed by the timber fabrication done by Leeda Projects Constructions.