If you're standing inside a beautifully designed Austin restaurant, chances are you're surrounded by the work of the Michael Hsu Office of Architecture. Hsu projects include Sway, La Condesa, Olivia and Uchi. But we're here to gawk at Uchiko, the recipient of a 2013 American Institute of Architects, Austin chapter, design award.
Let the soothing yoga tunes flow over you as architects calmly gush over the restaruant's thoughtful beauty in this video, produced for the awards. "The interior is very warm, very Japanese," says Teresa Rosano, an architect in Arizona. "It very much feels consistent with the kind of restaurant that it is. And that idea followed through the entire project."
Video: 2013 AIA Design Awards Honor