Japanese architecture firm Case-Real designed this “restaurant by the sea” on Teshima, one of the islands in the Seto Inland Sea, further away from the coast than the contemporary arts hub Naoshima. As one of the venues for the Setouchi Triennale, Teshima needed a large public space in which visitors and local islanders could enjoy their meals.
Case-Real designed a 40-meter long structure combining a public kitchen and restaurant. They clad the walls and roofs in light wave plates that allow natural sunlight to pour in. Built on a raised pile of red-brown concrete (the better to protect against tidal waves), the restaurant seems to rise from its coastal surroundings. Suffice to say, the views are amazing.
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Photographed by Hiroshi Mizusaki