Reviving local culture heritage
January 22, 2016
Schemata Architects has completed the refurbishment of two minimalist retail buildings in Tokyo that enhance local character and revitalise the surrounding neighbourhoods. The first is a traditional rice store, while the second is a modern roastery/coffee shop. Both integrate with and serve the needs of the community, while taking into account Green building concepts.
The building has a typical layout where the commercial space faces the street and the residence of the owner is located at the back. The shop space is narrow, approximately 16.6 square metres in floor area, which does not allow for a large amount of products to be sold. However, the owner would rather have a modest- sized shop to maintain a one-man staff operation.
BLUE BOTTLE COFFEE KIYOSUMI-SHIRAKAWA ROASTERY & CAFÉ
Blue Bottle Coffee (from Oakland, California) opened their first roastery/café in Tokyo, Japan, to operate as the production base of Blue Bottle Coffee Japan. A former storage building at Kiyosumi-Shirakawa was renovated to accommodate the roastery, café, office, barista training room and pastry factory.
|Completion Date||December 2014|
|Site Area||16.49 square meters|
|Gross Floor Area||16.49 square meters|
|Client Owner||Owan Ltd.|
|Architects Firms||Schemata Architects|
|Principal Architects||Jo Nagasaka|
|Images/Photos||Kenta Hasegawa; Schemeta Architects|
|Project Name||Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyosumi_Shrikawa|
|Completion Date||October 2014|
|Site Area||271.72 square meters|
|Gross Floor Area||543.44 square meters|
|Client/Owner||Blue Bottle Coffee|
|Architecture Firm||Schemeta Architects|
|Principal Architect||Jo Nagasaka|
|Images/Photos||Takumi Ota; Schemata Architects|