|Gyu Kaku Restaurant Brookline|
MSH Architecture Associates, in collaboration with Blank Design of New York City, undertook the total gut renovation of an existing restaurant space in Brookline, Massachusetts to create this elegant and innovative Japanese barbecue dining restaurant. The façade facing the busy main thoroughfare consists of operable glass doors that can open in warm weather, fronted by vertical wood slats extending the height of the windows both on the ground level and above.
The interior layout and detailing developed by Blank Design consists of several distinct spaces, including a stylish modern bar with chrome and dark-wood tables and bar-front seating, and light- wood tables of various sizes in intimate dining areas that are demarcated by natural wood or bamboo screens. All of the dining area tables have personal grills in the center, allowing patrons to cook for themselves at the table. In addition, an exterior deck facing the wide pedestrian plaza in front of the building allows seating and personal grilling outdoors in warm weather.