La Boca Centro

PrizeHonorable Mention in Interior Design
CompanyDoyle Collection co. ltd.
ArtistAiji Inoue
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La Boca Centro is a three-year-limited Bar & Food hall, aimed to cultivate cultural exchanges under the theme of Spanish and Japanese cuisine. When visiting the bustling Barcelona, beautiful addition of the city and interaction with cheerful, generous-hearted people in Catalonia have inspired our designs. Rather than insisting on complete reproduction, we focused on localizing partially to capture the originality. Partitions and walls are not for dividing space. We visualized each area’s characters by adopting not only colour contrast that can be seen apparently, but also patterns of tiles, designs of pendant luminaries and table heights. In addition, we placed Kitchens and Bar counters separately to make them as icon for each area to create context sceneries of Spanish cities and off-streets. Mentioning the colour scheme, integrating Japan’s traditional colour code cited from the four seasons and tone colours enable to organize pleasant carnival-like atmosphere on the whole.

Aiji Inoue, was born in Yokohama, Japan in 1977. After graduating from Meiji University, Department of Architecture, he worked as an interior architect for 11 years at a famous Japanese design studio. In 2011, he established ?Doyle Collection co. ltd.?, Tokyo based, and is the current CEO of this company. He has been creating numbers of highly evaluated projects. Special feature of his work is not a scene but sequence. In just a year, his career expanded from Japan to Asia and Europe. His work is been widely praised for the method of utilizing unpredictable and unique material combinations.