Seiyo Wine & Sushi Bar
South End, Boston, MA
New wine boutique and sushi restaurant
A wine shop and restaurant in the historic South End of Boston. Seiyo Wine + Sushi Bar explores hybridity and synergy through architecture.
Hansy Better Barraza
Anthony J. Piermarini
Albert Costa Architects
Ibrahim + Ibrahim
Mix of Eastern & Western Traditions
Transient Beauty, Natural Changes
Architectural Elements & Materials
Wood Floorboards, Veneer Beam, Millwork
Three-Dimensional System, Wine Cave
About the Boutique & Restaurant
In the South End
Situated within the historic South End of Boston, Seiyo Wine + Sushi Bar balances the notions of freshness and maturity through architecture. The design embraces the notion of transient beauty and the natural changes that occur through the aging process.
Natural materials, such as cherry wood floorboards, juxtapose the brick walls and a steel latticed wine case. Strategically placed partitions collect preserved corks and bottles, creating a form of a community archive of previous gatherings. The open floor plan promotes social interactions, linking individual events to the collective experience. The successful merging of restaurant and wine shop within one community space creates a model for hybridity.