January 2019, SUMMARY

SHOTENKENCHIKU is monthly magazine of Japanese interior design / store design / commercial architecture


 


New Year’s Special Featured Article

“What’s now? Contract Commercial Interiors After 2020”.

(Page 58)


Here collected articles of experts and key people in the business of interior design for readers to think the future design-wise.Tokyo Olympic 2020 can be the slogan for interior designers. Expecting a lot of tourists from abroad, the designers are now busy in designing hotel environments mostly in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto. The economy is buoyant in Japan in terms of construction. However, Japan would face, viewed from a long-term point of view, serious economic stagnation influenced by decreasing birthrate and aging population and it will bring downturn of consumption and change mentality of people. In such a severe period, how should architects, interior designers and business people create mercantile environments? Considering keywords like art, hotel, restaurant, local, work, and real shop, we discuss the possibility of spatial design!

 

 

NEW SHOP & ENVIRONMENT

TORAYA AKASAKA SHOP

(Page 90)



After three year suspension of their business, Toraya Akasaka opened as a remodeled building. In 1964, in the same year of the Tokyo Olympic, nine-storied Toraya Akasaka store opened. Since then, it has been, as a landmark, shaped in a lantern, familiar to people in the neighborhood with less high-rise. This new store is located on widened Aoyama-street. Architect Hiroshi Naito embodied a client’s concept that Toraya peacefully would like to accept customers in an intimate low building”. This remodeled store is low and, as a huge vessel, composed of store, parking lot, cafe, and gallery, under a big roof extending to the front street. A curved roof is supported by a big beam of the fourth floor and there are no structural columns near the fully-glazed front facade, so the building is open and see-through from inside and outside.
Designer : Naito Architect & Associates

 

 

FEATURE ARTICLE1/CRAFT SHOP & SPECIALTY STORE

HAY TOKYO

(Page 106)


photo / Nacasa & Partners


HAY TOKYO is the first flagship shop of Danish interior product shop in Japan. It is a one-year-limited shop in the basement of stylish GYRE building in Harajuku, Tokyo. The displaying system named “Interface” is so flexible that they can easily change the merchandises day by day. Raceways are installed 2750㎜ above the floor and they have round holes at intervals of 1200㎜ that hold pipes reaching the ceiling to make either racks of walls. It is smart that anyone can move the displaying units using a small hand pallet jack to make shelves, planters, and so on. The shop will change the shapes throughout the year.
Designer : Schemata Architects

 

 

FEATURE ARTICLE1/CRAFT SHOP & SPECIALTY STORE

ROHAN

(Page 123)



Hamamatsu-based craft shop Rohan is located on the third story of a fifty years old tenant building. As the site of the building is a corner lot on two big streets and the strong sunshine came into the interior through existing horizontal continuous windows, the architect designed two types of so-called “light shelf” that control the light. Upper one is the eaves which bounce the direct light to cast the back of the shop and the lower one is a light rack lit up from the bottom. The surface of the light shelf was painted repeatedly to make a tasteful texture and it matches the rough surfaces of existing concrete structure of the space. The architect said that a composition of vertical and horizontal belongs to usual modernism and we created here something beyond that, operating cross-sectional configuration.
Designer : 403architecture [dajiba]

 

 

FEATURE ARTICLE1/CRAFT SHOP & SPECIALTY STORE

MEGANE NO TANAKA G.G. WAREHOUSE MINAMIHORIE

(Page 142)



This eyeware shop is located in a busy neighborhood in Osaka. Glasses are small and rich in variety and shoppers easily cannot choose what they really want to buy unless try some. Therefore, a designer of this optician created categorized booths as visual guidance for glasses like “active”, “avant-garde”, “feminine”, “modern”, dramatic”, “trad”, “ethnic” and “relax”. Each booth was designed under each presentational theme like a movie set and displays merchandises. In other words, each booth demonstrates each different world that shoppers can experience comfortably.
Designer : POLIDEAINC

 


FEATURE ARTICLE2/CLINIC & DENTAl CLINIC

EBISU SAKURAJYUJI CLINIC

(Page 154)



This clinic, specializing in medical examinations, is located in the basement of a building in Ebisu, Tokyo. As the project site was quite irregular, the architect designed firstly a parallelogramshaped central core and then decided a hallway and each room for medical practice. The hallway has a shed ceiling with indirect lighting which urges people to flow the medical process orderly from the reception to each examination room. The lighting and slanted wood panels on the walls smartly show examinees the directions they should follow.
Designer : NA+TO ARCHITECTURE

 


FEATURE ARTICLE2/CLINIC & DENTAl CLINIC

IKEBUCHI DENTAL OFFICE

(Page 191)



Located in old city Kishiwada, Ikebuchi dental office is for the three generations of the family. And they wanted a new office, based upon unconventional idea, to keep up local people for the future. The result is an open café, instead of a waiting room, that located in the dental clinic where you smell freshly roasted coffee beans. It is so comfortable and friendly that anyone do not hesitate to enter. You don’t instantly recognize this as a dental office as it has exposed steel frames on the ceiling, mortal rough walls, steel fixtures, and molded concrete counter. Unexpected situation that this clinic presents attracted a lot more users. Also, state-of-art medical equipment is illuminated by warm-color lamps to ease the tension of patients.
Designer : TERUHIRO YANAGIHARA STUDIO

 

 


REPORT

DESIGN EVENT 2018 : DESIGNART TOKYO

(Page 238)



DESIGNART TOKYO is a festival exhibiting various works across a lot of categories of design and art, including architecture, products, fashion and technology. This year the event was held over 10 days on eighty sites showing more than 120 exhibitions. Galleries, boutiques, cafes, and various areas cooperate this happening. The city of Tokyo itself seemed like a huge amusement park for this. Tokyo Olympic 2020 is coming in two years and DESIGNART gives us an opportunity to think over sustainable activities on creativity for the future.


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SHOTENKENCHIKU is the only magazine which has been dedicating to Japanese store design and commercial architecture since 1956. The magazine offers readers the very latest interior design of restaurants, hotels, fashion stores, hair salons, etc with many pictures, detailed floor plans and information of main materials. It is considered to be a must-read for architects, interior designers.  

 

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