We performed the interior design for a restaurant/bar in a long and narrow cave-like setting where dynamic ridges and furrows form luminous vicissitudes that artfully create a space enfolded in a brilliant burst of light.

Project Name: Light Cave
Design Firm: Moriyuki Ochiai Architects
Use: Restaurant/Bar
Area : 96sqm Location: Tokyo Japan
Constructor: aslego
photo: tetsu hiraga
Completion : 2014
Materials- Ceiling: recycled aluminum sheet,resin boards ,painted board
Floor: stone
tile Wall: painted drywall

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ⓒtetsu hiraga

Glimmering fragments of light adorn the area next to the entrance—like shards of ice or crystal—lending the space a serene atmosphere reminiscent of light on a cool winter day.

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ⓒtetsu hiraga

Like a living creature freely roaming about, luminous aluminum waves whirl through the air and intertwine with the red timber lattice at the boundary of the back area facing large windows, resulting in a space brimming with a feeling of lively motion.

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ⓒtetsu hiraga

The characteristic creases of light at the front and the back of the cave resonate with the shards of light, luminous aluminum and red timber lattice in their path, thereby bringing each microcosm into alignment and coalescing into a unique ensemble. Thus, we sought to create a universe in which one can wander into a cozy cave and enjoy a transforming scenery as our bodies become enfolded in a whirl of vibrant light.


Design Firm : Moriyuki Ochiai Architects Moriyuki Ochiai, born in Tokyo, Japan is an architect and designer. He established his own studio, Moriyuki Ochiai Architects that is active in architectural, interior, furniture,landscape and industrial design. The sources of our inspirations come from being captivated by the vivacious and lively beauty of nature or life. We can also feel the influence coming from the delicate sensitivity responding to the unique Japanese nature, which can be found in Japanese temples and gardens. We wish to continue creating works that fulfill people’s dreams, become the energy for their lives, and then move on to a deeper dimension that exceeds life itself.

2) Office www.moriyukiochiai.com [email protected] Tel:+81-3-3984-1320 Fax: +81-3-6452-5360 sodacco5F,9-10 Daikanyama,Shibuya,Tokyo 1500034, Japan 1510051, Japan 3) Award( Firm)

-2018
・German Design Award 2018 Winner -Interior Architecture- ( German design council )
・A’ Design Award 2018 Winner ( Italy )
・Architecture Master Prize 2018 Winner in Architectural Design ( USA )
・Architecture Master Prize 2018 Winner in Landscape Architecture ( USA )
・Best of Year Award 2018 Honorees/ Exhibition & Installation category ( INTERIOR DESIGN mag. / USA )
・Best of Year Award 2018 Honorees/ Beauty & Spa category ( INTERIOR DESIGN mag. / USA )

-2017
・A’ Design Award 2017 Silver Winner ( Italy )
・A’ Design Award 2017 Winner ( Italy )
・Archdaily Building of the Year 2017 nominee ( USA )

-2016
・A’ Design Award 2016 Silver Winner ( Italy )
・SBID(Society of British Interior Design) International Design Award 2016 finalist – Retail Design- ( UK )
・International Design Award Honorable Mention ( USA )

-2015
・INTERIOR DESIGN Best of Year Awards 2015 ” Best of Year / 1st prize “ – Counter Service category – ( INTERIOR DESIGN magazine_USA )
・Restaurant & Bar Design Award 2015 1st PRIZE / Decorative lighting (UK)
・SBID(Society of British Interior Design) International Design Award 2015 finalist -Restaurant&Bar-( UK )
・German Design Award 2015 Special mention – Excellent Communications Design / Interior Design -( German design council )
・German Design Award 2015 Nominee -Excellent Communications Design/ Interior Design- ( German design council )
-2014
・Restaurant & Bar Design Awards2014 Best Works / Decorative lighting (UK)
・INTERIOR DESIGN Best of Year Awards 2014 Honoree -Food retail category – ( INTERIOR DESIGN magazine_USA )
・A’ Design Award 2014 Winner ( Italy )

-2013
・INTERIOR DESIGN Best of Year Awards 2013 ” Best of Year / 1st prize “ -Food retail category – ( INTERIOR DESIGN magazine_USA )
・Red Dot Design Award 2013 ( Germany )
・LEAF International Interior Design Award 2013 Commercial Building of the Year shortlist ( Germany )
・German Design Award 2013 nominee -architecture/interior category -( German design council )
・German Design Award 2013 nominee -exhibition design category – ( German design council )
・Modern Decoration International Media Award 2013 ” Annual Restaurant & Bar Space Award “( Modern Decoration magazine_ China )
・JCD ( Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association) Design Award 2013 Selected Award
・Japan Sign Design Association Award 2013 Selected Award

-2012
・iF Communication Design Award 2012 ” GOLD AWARD ” -architecture/interior category – ( Germany )
・iF Communication Design Award 2012 -exhibition/trade fair category – ( Germany )
・SBID ( Society of British Interior Design ) International Design Award2012 ” Best Commercial Space / 1st prize ” ( UK )
・Red Dot Design Award ( Germany )
・International Architecture Awards 2012 Shortlist ( USA )
・JCD ( Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association) Design Award 2012 Selected Award

-2011
・INTERIOR DESIGN Best of Year Awards 2011 ” Best of Year / 1st Prize ” -Beauty/Spa Category-( INTERIOR DESIGN magazine_USA )
・Modern Decoration International Media Award ” Annual Commercial Space Design Award / 1st prize “( Modern Decoration magazine_ China )
・Contractworld.Award 2011 Shortlist New Generation ( AIT_Germany )
・Japan Display Design Association Award 2011 Selected Award -salon category-
・Japan Display Design Association Award 2011 Selected Award -shop category-
・Japan Sign Design Association Award 2011 Selected Award

-2010
・Design for Asia Awards 2010 Merit Award ( HongKong Design Center )
・Japan Kids Design Association Award 2010
・JCD ( Japan Commercial Environmental Design Association) Design Award 2010 Selected Award
・Japan Display Design Association Award 2010 Selected Award
・Japan Sign Design Association Award 2010 Selected Award

-2009
・Japan Sign Design Association Award 2009 Selected Award

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