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Ramencraft, Prague, Czech Republic by SOA architekti

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SOA architekti
Veleslavínova 59/3, Prague, Czech Republic
Studio Flusser
Principal architect:
Štefan Šulek, Lucia Kráľ
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Interior design:
Gastronomy production: InGastro; Graphic design: Tomáš Eisner; Locksmith work: Pavel Blecha; Carpentry work: Jaroslav Morgenstern
Built area:
Gross floor area 141 m²; Usable floor area 107 m²
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Tools used:
278 000 €
Hospitality › Restaurant

SOA architekti: Ramencraft is more than just a restaurant; it's an architectural and gastronomic experience that bridges tradition with modernity, bringing a new dimension to Prague's restaurant industry. Located in the heart of Prague, the restaurant offers a unique fusion of Japanese culture, the gaming world of 8-bit graphics, and popular culture into its architectural design. This project stems from the investors' passion for Japanese culture while being fascinated by Japanese tradition and pop culture, which is evident throughout the restaurant's concept.

A key element of the graphic design is the use of pixels, which appear throughout the interior, including the tiles right at the entrance, depicting "Czezilla" as a representation of the Czech approach to the Japanese cultural phenomenon. This visual element is an original way to merge the gaming world with traditional Japanese culture, giving visitors the impression of being in an environment full of energy and fun.

The highly contrasting combination of blue and bright red colors, intertwined throughout the interior, gives the restaurant dynamism and liveliness. These colors not only refresh the space but also emphasize the atmosphere of fast refreshments that the restaurant offers. The concept of Ramencraft itself brings a new perspective to "fast food" ramen. Visitors can choose their favorite ramen variant at the counter and then find a place to sit. They can choose to sit in the front part of the restaurant among separate "booths" for undisturbed slurping of soup or in the back, where they immerse themselves in highly expressive graphics and experience the authentic world of Japanese gaming.

About studio / author

Architectural studio SOA architekti operates on Wenceslas Square in the heart of Prague. The studio was founded in 2015 by Štefan Šulek, Ondřej Píhrt, and Ondřej Laciga. The name SOA is an acronym meaning "Sons of Architecture". Originally focusing on interior and residential projects, SOA now specializes in educational and school buildings. The studio's work is based on three fundamental principles: beauty, respect, and responsibility. Therefore, the client is always considered a member of the team.

By Liliana Alvarez

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