June 2022, SUMMARY

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


 


SPECIAL FEATURE 1
DINING,FOODHALL,YOKOCHO

KABEAT

(Page  48)



Food hall KABEAT is located on the first floor of a complex
building in Kabutocho, Tokyo. An environmental design concept is
to support farmers. Using mud, wood, and rice paper, the interior
has a reminiscence of a traditional Japanese house. Traditional
construction materials remind us of tasty traditional foods, and
they, combining with shiny metal interior part and a monitor, give
us unique impression. The restaurant serves Italian, American,
Chinese, Japanese, and French cuisine, as well as general
sweets. The kitchen looks like a stage whose theatrical
atmosphere is to be shared with customers.
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 1
DINING,FOODHALL,YOKOCHO

EATALY GINZA

(Page  56)


Specializing Italian foods and commodities, this food hall is
located on the sixth floor of GINZA SIX, which is situated in the
central area of Ginza, one of the most popular shopping areas in
Tokyo. This establishment is next to TSUTAYA Ginza, a famous
bookstore, which occupies the major part of floor and represents
an alley, and the architect designed this project as the part of the
alley and as a garden. So, he emphasizes the continuity and
welcomeness for customers to drop in. Comfortability can be
traced in lamppost like lighting, park-like plants and benches, and
zoning for accumulated sales areas.
Designer : UDS
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 1
DINING,FOODHALL,YOKOCHO

SHINJUKU YOKOCHO

(Page  72)



This establishment was designed and operated by a realtor
TEMWAS. Making the most of 99 square mater floor site,
counters of six restaurants were placed rhythmically to highlight
each tenant. The counters are close to one another and kitchen
materials were unified to give us a tidy impression. On the other
hand, the tenants used each different ways of using tiles,
countertop boards, and finish of eaves, so we sense characters of
the tenants. Near the facades, the restaurants have terrace seats
and take-out counters, which makes visitors enter freely and
makes them feel liveliness, without separating indoors and
outdoors.
Designer : TEMWAS
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 2
Product Shop

VERMICULAR HOUSE

(Page  90)


VERMICULAR, casting enamel pot manufacturer, opened
showroom complex named VERMICULAR HOUSE in
Daikanyama, Tokyo, which tells a story of the brand and fun of
cooking, presenting a place for visitors to experience world of
Japanese manufacturing. The establishment is the second project,
following VERMICULAR VILLAGE Nagoya. The design concept is
to make a house which people, as repeaters, would like to use
VERMICULAR products pleasantly. The basement is delicatessen
and cooking school, the ground level flagship shop, and the
second level restaurant, which makes an attractive complex.
Designer : LINE
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 2
Product Shop

KYOTO KYUKYODO

(Page  96)



Established in 1663, Kyukyodo is a famous store that deals
incense and stationery. Kyoto Kyukyodo, the headquarters of the
store was recently rebuilt. The project site is in Teramachi-dori,
Kyoto, whose neighborhood is full of various stores. Composed of
two stores which faces each other across the arcaded street,
both new stores have glazed facades and “mukuri-carved” roof
tiles, which blends in with the surroundings. The height of the
buildings is lower than the arcade to let the natural light in. The
airspace of the interior is quite big, and the products are lined in
an orderly manner under the high ceiling, combining fine materials
to bring out delicate merchandise. Respecting tradition of craft,
the store environment looks so bright and open.
Designer : Naito Architect & Associates
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 2
Product Shop

ENT

(Page  118)



Gift shop ent is located near Fukushima station and deals new
local specialties from Fukushima prefecture. The shop is operated
by institute tenten that supports women who moved to Fukushima.
Making the most of the corner location of the ground story of a
building, the shop has two entrances to bring visitors in easily, like
an ally. A counter faces the street and custom-made shelves are
installed on the wall, demonstrating variety of merchandise. The
shelves are easily composed without screws and flexible to match
the various widths and heights of the merchandise. The walls are
perforated to fix the shelves which reminds us of Fukushima folk
art Sashiko (quilted clothes).
Designer : AMP/PAM
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 3

SAGAMI TENREI USHIKU CHUO HALL

(Page  146)

 


Five-minute drive from JR Ushiku station brings you this funeral
hall in a residential area, facing Hanamizuki Street. The ground
floor of this building is composed of a dining room and lounge,
and the second floor for the main funeral hall, the third for small
halls for family funerals. Based upon a theme of “circulating
woods”, this establishment was designed to represent a story that
we say goodbye to a life in a sacred grove and the life turns into
soil and then sprouts as new life. In the interior, a lot of columns
stand like trees that stretch the branches and the whole space
looks like a forest filled with a solemn air and divine lights.
Designer : KASAHARA DESIGN WORK
 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE 3

TERASU GYOKUSENIN

(Page  152)

 
 


This funeral hall, a remodeled from public bath, is in Hachinohe
city, Aomori prefecture, and it boasts high-end design and
supreme hospitality. The main hall is designed for one funeral at a
time and there is an accommodation for six people. Based upon a
design theme “essence of light”, an ex-double-height-washing-hall
made a starting point of this remodeling project and architect
designed a calm room with the effective use of natural light and
used the lighting figuratively as a metaphor of wind flow, with the
help of art pieces and texture of architectural materials. The ceiling
of the main hall is covered with wood lattice to express something
symbolic. The light that overflows from the wooden lattice creates
various shadows depending on the time of day.
Designer : ACCA
 
 
 
 

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