A louvred timber canopy fans up from the centre of this restaurant near Sydney by Australian architects Koichi Takada.
At the Tree Restaurant diners are served sushi from a conveyer belt that circles the central tree-like form.
Lighting is concealed behind the louvres and filters through.
Photography is by Sharrin Rees.
Some words from Koichi Takada Architects:
We propose a dining concept that recreates HANAMI, the traditional Japanese festival of the Cherry Blossom in bloom. Dining under the cherry blossom trees is a social gathering that celebrates the arrival of spring. This concept not only represents the serving of Japanese cuisines, but also hopes to capture a symbolic place for the locals to gather and dine under ‘one big tree’ and for the owner to nurture the business as if growing a tree.