Horumon cooking Ryu

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design - Commercial
  • Company/Firm
    Kamitopen Co., Ltd.
  • Lead Designer
    Masahiro Yoshida
  • Location
    G-DINING 3F, 3-3-3 Minami 3-jo Nishi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
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“discarded things”
‘Ryu’, which has been open in Sapporo, is a ‘hormone’ restaurant that specializes in Japanese-style offal meat cuisine. There is a popular belief that the etymology of ‘hormone’ cuisine comes from the word "ho-ru-mom" that can be interpreted as ‘discarded things’ and in this context as ‘discarded meat’.

Therefore, we considered whether it would be possible to create a new design by using the interior materials which were originally disposed of. As this time we had to deal with a detached property, the existing surface of the walls was peeled off, turned inside out and re-pasted, whilst the back of plasterboard was used as a finish material.

Additionally, the existing plasterboard was peeled off and the studs, as the base materials, were lined out and used as fine finishing material. Moreover, we used an existing flooring as the main floor texture and the desks were spread out throughout the space and blanked with thinned wooden chopsticks.