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Kan-Ki of Mandarin
Jacksonville, Florida

The client desired to have a Japanese style restaurant  that was contemporary in style, but incorporated traditional Teppanyaki grill tables. The 6,500 s.,f. design solution involved cutting voids and apertures into a solid mass, introducing light, and creating dynamic views. An opening in the raised curvilinear roof creates an atrium leading to a bamboo garden, centered in the dining area below. As nature is brought in, the interior spills out to an exterior patio surrounded by water. Askew steel columns, reminiscent of large bamboo stalks, support a zinc-clad canopy above. Brazilian teak and porcelain tile clad the building exterior.

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