collaboration between Architecture and Light and a Fukuoka based
construction company. The restaurant located underground of a
shopping mall transformed a mear sequence of bunker like gray
underground spaces into a real dining experience.
Vics, a popular world restaurant chain with its Hawaiian
cocktails and French/American food, needed a new image. One that
worked with the established Polynesian theme without turning it
into kitsch. Always on the verge of extravagant, this was an architects
dream project. The visitor will find, that every dining room has
its own distinct look. He will notice changing lighting
from day to night, a Chinese oven, a bar in the shape of a surf
board, a bamboo ceiling and museum quality Polynesian artifacts,
all this framed with amazing Japanese detailing. This is real
dining theater, almost like Las Vegas, just much better.
IALD (International Association of Lighting Design)-2001 Compendium
of Good Practice
SHOTEN KENCHIKU, Japan, 1999 06, Vol.44 Cover Story "New
Shop and Environment"