Shop Ramen

Restaurant 1503. Built, 2013

This small, low-key ramen canteen is situated on a busy urban strip. The emphasis is on functionality and simplicity to create a home-like feel.

A substantial central table encourages this communal atmosphere. The fit-out is domestic in scale and uses simple, everyday materials. The joinery insertions and new wall finishes are treated like furniture, floating and temporary, deferential to the building’s older bones.

We worked with the owners to achieve a space that would complement their ramen and ensure that their visitors would feel comfortable and want to return. Our first built collaboration with Never Now, working closely to balance branding and the built environment.

Photography: Josh Robenstone