April 2022, SUMMARY

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


 


NEW SHOP & ENVIRONMENT

Peter Luger Steak House Tokyo

(Page  52)



The first branch of Brooklyn-based famous Peter Luger Steak
House. The establishment is located in a brick building that
reminds us of the headquarters of Peter Luger. The main dining
area is on the second floor with double height ceiling and an open
kitchen that is like a chef’s stage.
The third floor dining area is like a balcony of a theater where
people look down the second floor. Also, there are six private
rooms and a semi-private room, to meet various demands.
Designer : DESIGN POST
 
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 1
OFFICE

CROSSOVER Lab

(Page  68)


New office of design and interior construction company MITSUI
Designtec opened in Ginza, Tokyo. Based upon a theme of
“CROSSOVER”, they gathered the company’s much spatial
knowledge of designing house, office, hotel, etc. The interior
environment of the office is very much varied one workspace to
another for the workers to experience varied room and to activate
their thoughts. The floor plan shows an optimum model suitable
for collaboration and communication among company workers.
There is also spatial ingenuity that induces accidental encounters
and energize co-creation.
Designer : MITSUI Designtec
 
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 1
OFFICE

THE CABINETS

(Page  105)



Takushokaihatsu is a Chiba-City-based developer that creates
residential land and designs custom homes. This project is the
second headquarters of the company. As the company positively
deals events to activate parks, which is not common for ordinary
developers, the new office demonstrates such enterprising
character of the company. In this building introduced free-address
work style. The first floor has a café which is open to the public.
The interior is composed of unrefined skeletons and the furniture
is made of construction materials. By the window, there are deskand-
shelf infills that echo to span of structure. The building is like
a big cabinet, so we can see employees working inside through
the glazed openings.
Designer : siloana + Daisuke Kamiryo Architects + HY Architect +
Shun Imajo Architects + takushokaihatsu
 
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 1
OFFICE

ESR Amagasaki Distribution Centre KLÜBB AREA

(Page  126)


This is a lounge and nursery in Asia’s largest logistic facility. The
lounge is located on the sixth floor of the building and it occupies
11meter wide 55meter long area. To make this huge space
comfortable for users, the architect created arc hanging partition
walls. An area enclosed by the wall makes a place and the rest
does alleys. Each area has different ceiling height and finish. The
nursery is on the ground floor and has a huge floor-level window
matching the height of children’s eye levels. Through the window,
the giraffe pattern floor looks continuous to the outer garden. The
giraffe pattern visually makes the room look wider and stimulates
children’s urge to exercise. A reading room looks like a tree
hollow and pendant lamps hanging fruits, which are enjoyable for
children.
Designer : TAKATO TAMAGAMI ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
 
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 1
OFFICE

worXlab

(Page  142)



Panasonic recently opened worXlab as an active office upon a
concept of “experiment of working”. It represents four themes,
safe, intercourse, concentration, and recovery. Upon each theme,
the office provides solutions to support various work styles. In this
office, the solutions, based on the hypothesis, get data at any time
and go through analysis to give feedback. In this age of new
normal, the office makes itself updated for people to work
comfortably, contributing to the sustainable development of the
company.
Designe : DRAFT
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 1
OFFICE

JFA National Football Center Locker Room

(Page  158)



This is a locker room of National Foot Ball Center that strengthen
and train human resources in Japanese soccer. To win the world
cup, this room was designed to maximizes the power of team
building, incorporating communication theory and psychological
approaches. For example, a table is flexible for players not to face
each other and it makes casual atmosphere in which they talk
freely. Above lockers there are walls to show history of Japanese
soccer and there are team emblems on the ceiling, which raises
the mood of the players. A lot of architectural elements in the
interior with furniture make players positive and communicative as
much as possible.
Designer : AGI design
 
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 2
Interactive museum 
with hands-on displays

CULVERT PARK

(Page  172)

 


Established in 1912, KATO CONSTRUCTION is a construction
company based in Kanie city, Aichi prefecture. To commemorate
the 110th anniversary of its founding, the company created a local
landmark architecture to present importance and attraction of civil
engineering and to be loved by local people. They chose box
culverts as a key element in the interior of so-called indoor park.
The culverts are usually buried in the ground, but in this building,
they are used as they are. The culverts have strong presence and
visitors can feel the texture of them readily. The indoor part
successfully holds workshop targeting housewives of the childrearing
generation. Providing a joyful place with sand pool and
grass yard, laundry, bread shop, and café, CULVERT PARK is
supported by parents who would like to let their children play as
much as they like.
Designer : TYPE A/B
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 2
Interactive museum 
with hands-on displays

ROMANCECAR MUSEUM

(Page  179)



“Romance car” is a famous express train of Odakyu Electric
Railways and this is a museum of the popular train. Including four
areas, history theater, gallery, diorama park, and kid’s Romance
car park, the museum has a shop and a café. A theme of the
environmental design is “Playing Garage”. In front of Ebina
station, the garage makes an impressive landmark and this project
was design as homage to the garage. The materials and the
design are simple to enhance the building and a lot of wood is
used for colorful furniture and playsets. Near the front façade, a
simplified wooden model of Romance car was installed which
represents the car leaving a garage after inspection.
Designer : UDS
 
 
 
 

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