Hosoya Schaefer Architects, a Zürich based studio for architectural designs, strategies and research have projected this AnAn new Japanese Noodle Bar located in Wolfsburg, Germany that represents on a piece of contemporary Tokyo.
The geometric structure developed for the project consists of a series of distorted hexagonal cells organized by a geometric pattern on the floor and the ceiling. The cells are made from thick acryl panels covered with graphic patterns produced by a selection of young graphic designers from Japan. They contain a counter (Yatai), or a table (Kotatsu), vending machines, a coat room or plastic food plates as a three-dimensional menu column.
The constituting grid in the floor is expressed as aluminum lines in the white polyurethane floor, in the ceiling as light strips that illuminate the restaurant. The space is conceived to be both transparent and filled with a range of different graphics and sensibilities creating a heterogeneous, urban whole.