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La Coquina cervecería

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Restaurant – Theme
  • Company/Firm
    Doyle Collection Co. Ltd.
  • Lead Designer
    Aiji Inoue
  • Location
    Tokyo
  • Project Date
    1st November, 2019
  • Construction Company
    AIM CREATE Co., Ltd.
  • Interior Designer
    Aiji Inoue
  • Hospitality
    Enterprise HUGE Co., Ltd.

This Spanish cuisine restaurant serves shellfish dishes as main menu. It is located on the upper floor of a newly built commercial building in the middle of Shibuya, Japan.
The design identity of this restaurant comes from the “Shellfish”. From this inspiration, we converted this image to the materials, patterns and forms. What is more, by enhancing the details of the Catalun?a culture in Spain, which is deeply related to the sea, we have generated an extraordinary atmosphere, so- called the trinity of “Shellfish”, “Spain” and the “Sea”.
From the keyword “Shellfish”, no two shellfish here are alike and by focusing on how they look when they are accumulated, we have also designed from the visual appearance side as well as from the aspect of how it would be like to be a shellfish itself. One good example is our ceiling design. We attempted to express the calming atmosphere by utilizing lustrous tiles, patterns and mirrors to describe when looking up from the ocean floor where the shellfish inhabit: the wavering water surface and refraction of the light. In order to suitably match the scenery outside the restaurant, we adopted mosaic mirrors and the sea anemones resembling lightings.

Bio
Aiji Inoue, was born in Yokohama, Japan in 1977.
After graduating from Meiji University, Department of Architecture
in 2001, he worked as an interior architect for 10 years at a famous
design studio.
In 2011, he established Doyle Collection, Tokyo based, and is the current CEO of this company. He has been creating numbers of highly evaluated projects.
Special feature of his work is not a scene but sequence.
So, in just a year, his career expanded from Japan to Asia and Europe.
His works is been widely praised for the method of utilizing unpredictable and unique material combinations.

Other prizes
Ever since the establishment of DOYLE COLLECTION, numerous design variations and our Japanese style of fine, detailed designs have been highly praised among international and domestic media. In only 5 years, we have engaged in over 200 works. Furthermore, we received awards and commendations as follows: -Restaurant & Bar design Award 2013 (Asia Bar Prize/Winner(1st prize)_”Private Bar & Lounge CRONUS”) -Architizer A+ Awards 2014 (Architecture + Materials Special Mention_”Ginza Steak TAJIMA”) -8th Annual International Design Award (Other Interior Design Bronze Prize_”Sato no Udon Bangkok”) -A’ Design Award 2017 (Interior Design Gold Award Winner_”& Dough Cafe”) -The American Architecture Prize 2017 (Interior Design / Commercial Interior Winner(1st prize)_”Boca Centro”) -2017 Firm of the Year (Small Firm / Commercial and Industrial Interior Design Winner(1st prize)_”DOYLE COLLECTION”) -GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2018 (Excellent Communications Design / Winner_”George”) -and more-