Blowfish

Blowfish

Architect
Johnson Chou
Location
Toronto, ON, Canada | View Map
Project Year
2011
Category
Restaurants
Ben Rahn/A-Frame

Blowfish on Bay

Johnson Chou as Architects

Located behind the historic faade at the foot of the Bay/Adelaide centre, this project is the second Blowfish Restaurant and Sake Bar this firm has designed, the first now an anchor in the incipient King West entertainment district.

photo_credit Ben Rahn/A-Frame
Ben Rahn/A-Frame

 

The new 3700 SF space was conceived as an evolution from the ideas of the first, a space intended to allude to it’s asian-fusion cuisine, re-interpreted architecturally in its forms and details as a collage of western and asian references.

photo_credit Ben Rahn/A-Frame
Ben Rahn/A-Frame

 

The new Blowfish takes these ideas, manifested for example, in the chandelier and screen elements, and develops the conceptual point of departure further. The design is akin to a “stream of conscious”, malange of forms, details, textures and surfaces evocative of objects related to, or found under water, with vessel/rib-like forms and the use of reflective or “wet” surfaces.

photo_credit Ben Rahn/A-Frame
Ben Rahn/A-Frame

 

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