March 2022, SUMMARY

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


 


NEW SHOP & ENVIRONMENT

HOTEL OKURA KYOTO OKAZAKI BETTEI

(Page  40)



This small luxurious hotel have sixty guest rooms including eight
suites. The interiors and dining atmosphere represent taste of
contemporary aesthetics of Kyoto. “GO ON”, a creative team of
six Kyoto-based successors to traditional crafts joined this hotel
project to exhibit intricated art pieces. North faced guest rooms
have superb views of neighboring temples and Higashiyama
mountain landscape. All the suites have balconies and the interiors
are decorated with fabrics designed by Nishijinori maker HOSOO
to represent lake surfaces reflecting light, and calligraphy works
titled “Ko-ou (Correspondence)” by Tomoko Kawao, focusing on
movement of brush.
Designer : Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei + RENS NOMURA
 
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 1
Experience-based "new space"
chapter.1 OMO Store

CHOOSEBASE SHIBUYA

(Page  62)


This establishment is an OMO store with a selection of D to C
brands that are not bound by the product categories of
department stores. It is linked to the EC and website that were
launched at the same time as the store. In the interior, there cross
two wide traffic guidelines. At the crossroads, there meet four
areas like cafe, showroom, etc. The floor plan is tapered from the
entrance to the crossroads, and the lining lights are suspended
and make organic waves below the ceiling, which invite shoppers
into a space. As “sustainable” is a concept keyword of this
establishment, crashed CRT, OSB, recycled aluminum, scraps
generated during construction, and other eco-conscious materials
were used.
Designer : no.10 NOMURA
 
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 1
Experience-based "new space"
chapter.2 Shared kitchen

Social Kitchen TORANOMON

(Page  90)



Collaborated by chefs and food business groups, Social Kitchen
TORANOMON was set up, as a platform for innovation in food
industry. Selected young chefs of various cuisines gather here to
test and develop products, recipes, and business plans. Also, this
facility is used as a base for catering service, seminars, and a
cooking class. There are four kitchen islands with state-of-art
equipment to be ready for any kind of cooking. A back wall behind
the kitchen is used as a big screen for projectors.
Designer : HOLOGRAM
 
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 1
Experience-based "new space"
chapter.3 Sports facility

esports Challenger's Park

(Page  114)


Located on the eighth floor of a commercial building in Tenjin,
Fukuoka City, esports Challenger's Park is an e-sports base
targeting users of computer games and video games. They hold
e-sports events and offer competition training, and dinning at
restaurant. There is also an online streaming booth for e-sports
players, and it gives opportunities for e-sports to see the players.
Menu of the café was produced by a food coordinator to propose
quality meals, which could eradicate a fixed image of poor food of
e-game players and propose them a new way of life.
Designer : HYBE design team
 
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 1
Experience-based "new space"
chapter.3 Sports facility

SPiC Gym

(Page  145)



A personal gym located in the basement of a building in Kamakura
city, Kanagawa prefecture. Entering an entrance on the ground
level, you will find a three-story-height stairwells. Vertical louvers
are beautifully installed along the spiral. The gym is divided into
left and right rooms with one straight traffic line as the axis, so
visitors cannot see through the entire interior or users’ activities.
The gym looks closed and open with streaming air conditioning
and quasi-natural lighting to let users feel outdoor ambient.
Making the most of location of Kamakura, among important old
cities indispensable in history of this country, the establishment
makes a spiritually rich space where users experience traditional
aesthetics and vital force.
Designer : acca
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 1
Experience-based "new space"
chapter.4 sauna

KOAMIGAME

(Page  156)



Located in the mountain of Takahagi in Ibaraki prefecture, this
sauna was born as a renovation project of old warehouse. As it
faces the clear stream, the project was designed to emphasize the
relation to the river and fresh air bathing. The ground floor has a
sauna, the second floor is a bath where users breathe, and the
deck floor near the river makes an area for fresh air bathing. The
deck continues to the inside of the building. The sauna is made of
plaster and it looks like a cave and the base of the plaster uses
concrete blocks to store heat, which saves firewood and keep
forty to fifty degrees Celsius even after the use.
Designer : MIGRANT
 
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 2
MAKE A BASE WHERE PEOPLE GET TOGETHER 8

REPORT /Community development in Kabutocho, Tokyo

(Page  172)

 


Kabutocho is a famous financial district in Tokyo, which is bustling
with a lot business people on weekdays, but there are no people
on weekends. Heiwa Real Estate owns a lot of real state in this
district and started a redevelopment project to attract people. As
the first step, they renovated an old modernism building and built
hotel K5 (see May 2020 issue of Shotenkenchiku). Some small
restaurants opened in the neighborhood since then and
Kabutocho has been crowded and revitalized. This Kabutocho
redevelopment project is still in progress, however, they continued
to update the plan, while utilizing the context, to make new layers
of regional reinvigoration.
 
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 2
MAKE A BASE WHERE PEOPLE GET TOGETHER 8

REPORT /Community development in Goto Islands, Nagasaki

(Page  186)



We visited commercial projects conducted by architect Junpei
Nousaku (JUNPEI NOUSAKU ARCHITECTS) and Ryo Ishitobi
(WANKARASHIN) in Goto Islands, Nagasaki. Their first project is
SANGOSAN (2017), which is a complex including a library,
coffee stand and multi-purpose hall. This project brought other
new clients for them to produce five projects. Both architects
proclaimed that they will build something new in the islands with
the use of materials which cannot be found there. They also used
even local specialty such as coral and lava. Both things and
people can be more valuable when they are not tied to their roles.
It seems that people and things are just as they should be.
 
 
 
 

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