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NANAHA ODAKYU SHINJUKU
Tokyo, Japan / 2016

"Light"

Nanaha Corporation is a company that introduces "a new form of Japan" to the world through "matcha" (powdered green tea). They arrange high grade matchas in modern style and provide them as a menu such as matcha latte.  And they intend to make the space into a "contemporary style tea room", not a "Japanese style tea room".

The cafe is located in a shopping mall, a part of the Odakyu department store. There are lots of high brand stores.
The design is targeting upper class customers and represents a high quality design.

This time was a renovation project of cafe that I designed in 2009. So I need to design that connects the past with the present was sought while leaving the existing design.

So, in that new space, I chose material with the fast weathering rate for adapting quickly to existing stores.

In fact, I selected Oya-stone that contains iron oxide, and light cedar wood that coniferous trees.

Photos by Keisuke Miyamoto