• Kenichi Austin

Austin, TX

The challenge in renovating this warehouse in downtown Austin was to retain as much of the original structure as possible while creating a dramatic identity for a new sushi restaurant. An exterior of black granite and gray ceramic tile creates a striking presence on the street. In the evening the black granite façade fades into the night sky, framing views of an elegant and dramatic interior. Unique features include a plate steel sign that doubles as a security gate, a textured granite “waterwall” and custom plate and glass storage boxes that hang from the ceiling.