The new take-away restaurant designed for the sushi brand Sosushi had to meet requirements of turning a small old stationery store, deep seated in the historical urban structure of the city, into a trendy place.
UAU has been successful in maximizing the limited space offering each intersection of materials by using - shelves, benches and cubbies. This has helped avoiding nooks and corners to remain unused.
Made of clean cut shapes emphasized by matt white finish and furniture details colored magenta, the space, though overworked, is an harmonious composition balanced through the use of Plexwood.
Clearly referring to the minimal tradition of contemporary architecture, the architects succeeded in creating a place where a deep research on structure and shapes contribute to define a project, where each detail is not just left up to chance. Lighting fixtures have been selected and installed with the intention to highlight the food and drink on offer.
The shop is finished with Plexwood with matt white and magenta furniture to give an illusion of a spacious interior. The challenge of the project has been to optimize the space, “in the deep research of order and refinement that distinguish all our architectures, not avoiding pragmatism”.
About the architects:
UAU was established in 2001 by Francesco Mansueto and architect Marco Verrando, joined in 2006 by architect Gianluca Macchi.
Our office structure is based on a team of professionals from the fields of architecture, interior design, graphic and product design. The constant research of new ideas, trends, and technologies is used to create fully comprehensive and complete projects that provide relevant and successful solutions.
By continually wanting to be one step beyond, we have reached both local and international recognition within our ten years of high-level professional experience.
In 2009 UAU opened our new office in Los Angeles, challenging ourselves to compete in the international community after several successful experiences worldwide.
Most noteworthy UAU projects include: the Headquarters for Hitech Systems S.p.A in Italy, the Headquarter for Hitech Asia in Bangkok, the design project Mumble for Felicerossi, Exhibition Projects for Fiat Group in Paris and Bologna, and the Sosushi restaurant project.
More information about our work, and our office, is available on our website at www.uaueb.it