Green Design Water Wall in NYC – “THE MORIMOTO”

Located in Manhattan directly underneath New York’s exciting High Line Project, a fantastic restaurant called “The Morimoto” brings together Japan’s esteemed chef and award-winning architect. Chef Masaharu Morimoto from Hiroshima, best known as an “Iron Chef” brings his exquisite cuisine of Japanese fusion cooking style to life. Earning him a James Beard Foundation Award for “Outstanding Restaurant Design” and other accolades such as “2006 Hot List” restaurant by Conde Nast Traveler; “New York’s Top 50” restaurants by Travel + Leisure; “Top Newcomer” by Zagat Survey; and one of New York Magazine’s “Best New Restaurants.”

Architect Tadao Ando from Minato-ku, Osaka, created an exquisite lounge area, with a sparkling sculptured wall of ECO Green recycled PET – bottles. A two-story-high “water wall”, angled off of the plan’s orthogonal lines, plunges down the center of the space alongside the stair. This freestanding wall is composed of thousands of half-liter plastic bottles, containing mineral water and screwed into electric-socket type couplers. While vertical stainless-steel rods hold the couplers, horizontal bracing carries LED point lighting, producing a backlit water fall effect. This commercial space shows the active natural elements to his style of designs.

http://2012riodesigns.com

Courtesy Photos by: assets/plastic/morimoto & Ri-Pet-Morimoto/Masaharu Morimoto

Restaurant information please view indicated web sites:

http://www.ironchefmorimoto.com/

http://www.morimotonyc.com/

For further information regarding Architect Tadao Ando please view indicated web site:

http://www.tadao-ando.com/index_eng.html





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