welcoming restaurant preserves yamasaki building's aesthetic
The design intent recognizes an imperative to preserve the honest, raw aesthetic of this mid-century Minoru Yamasaki building. Existing materials, like the original terrazzo floor, exposed clay fire block, and an original revolving door, were minimally altered and thoughtfully integrated. Preserving the unique character and offering an evolutionary story of the space, these artifacts provide an architectronic history while simultaneously offering a contextual framework for the open, welcoming sushi restaurant. Warm walnut wood tones serve as the defining material for dining and food preparation areas, while locally fabricated wall sconces and artwork line the perimeter of the main dining room. This is the fifth space in the Federal Reserve Building that ROSSETTI has designed.
Commerce Design Award 2019, Design Core Detroit