SUSH is a sushi shop in the Bank Arcade, Hobart, created in close collaboration with the client, his staff, and a team of specialists and craftspeople. SUSH celebrates the ‘art’ of sushi, craftsmanship, imperfection, light and shadow, drawing from Japanese traditions. Its tiny 34m2 floor plan is counterbalanced with a generously open corner.
SUSH features natural and durable materials selected to age and wear gracefully.
This approach provides a counterpoint to the ‘short-termism’ of typical franchise outlets that often adopt ‘bright and shiny’, short-lived materials.
The project’s success is due to a rigorous process of designing, prototyping and testing in continual consultation with the client and staff. The client’s investment in quality design and strategic thinking has proven to be a commercial success, with increased efficiency and lower operational costs. It is a place of curiosity and intrigue, and has been positively received by staff, customers and the local community.
Location: Hobart CBD, Tasmania, Australia
Architects: Core Collective Architects with Christopher Clinton Architect
Our Team: Ryan Strating, Emily Ouston, Erica Proud
Kitchen Fabrication: CKB Solutions
Building Surveyor: Lee Tyers Building Surveyors
Mechanical Engineer: Ian Loney Mechanical Consultant
Kitchen Refrigeration: Trent Refrigeration
Lighting Consultant: Southern Lighting
Structural Engineer: Gandy and Roberts Consulting Engineers
Architectural metal fabrication: Wellington Steelworks & Allports
Furniture Designer: Scott Van Tuil
Graphic Designer: Atomic Blender
CNC machining and pattern maker: Formspace
Metal casting: APCO Engineering
Metal finishing: Christopher Clinton
Charred timber feature wall: Christopher Clinton & David Painter
Feature timber elements: Christopher Clinton
Plumber: Polonowski Plumbing
Geotechnical Engineer: Geo Environmental Solutions
Photographer: Adam Gibson Photographer
Large corner opening for natural ventilation and reduced energy usage and costs.
Natural and durable materials (locally-sourced where possible).
Recycled plastic stool.
eWater water-based cleaning system.