Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant in Okinawa

Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant, Okinawa Building, Japanese Architecture, Ryukyu Limestone, Images

Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant

Ryukyu Limestone Building and Interior in Okinawa, Japan – design by Yamazaki Kentaro Design

29 Dec 2016

Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant in Okinawa

Design: Yamazaki Kentaro Design

Location: Itoman, Okinawa Island, Japan

Yamazaki Kentaro Design covered the Itoman Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant in Okinawa, Japan, in Ryukyu Limestone.

Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant in Okinawa

The Itoman Gyomin Shokudo, located in Itoman, Okinawa was conceived with the aim of supporting and promoting the local tradition and culture through its cuisine.

Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant in Okinawa

The restaurant is covered in Ryukyu limestone and was constructed as part of a “masonry workshop” organized by the project collaborators.

Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant in Okinawa

The fishermen in Itoman often constructed their own fishery grounds by hand using Ryukyu limestone.

Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant in Okinawa

For this reason, the architects adopted the traditional construction method of “Nozura-Zatsuzumi” to construct the facade with the help of local workshop participants.

Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant in Okinawa

Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant in Okinawa

Using the techniques of their ancestors they have imbued the structure with the pride and love of fishermen.

Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant in Okinawa

The restaurant seating is raised from the ground level and creates a spatial balance with the sunken gardens that surround it.

Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant in Okinawa

The single-slab flat roof on top of the facade functions to shield the interior from the hot Okinawa sun while the wind passes freely through the interior.

Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant in Okinawa

By choosing to make the roof from a single panel, we hope the restaurant becomes a landmark in the area and contributes to a generous landscape rooted in the culture of Itoman, Okinawa.

Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant in Okinawa

Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant in Okinawa – Building Information

Design: Yamazaki Kentaro Design
Photographs: Nahoko Koide

Gyomin Syokudo Restaurant in Okinawa

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