There are exactly twenty Blue Bottle cafés that Jo Nagasaka has designed between Tokyo, Japan, and other locations in Asia. A real saga that finds in the last opening of Yokoama an unusual realization because it is declined on a smaller area, 25 square meters on the street level overlooking a crossroads next to a shopping center.
Camouflaged in the building, the café is structured around a take-away counter distributed on half of the floor plan that is revealed to the public through the opening of imposing folding doors in transparent glass. Without disregarding the usual geometric rigor but insisting less than usual on the interplay of materials, the project exploits the part of the store not occupied by the bar to insert some retractable furniture, offering a fleeting stopping point projected towards the public arena.
- Coffee House
- Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects
- Project Team:
- Ayami Uchima
- HOSHIZAKI TOKYO CO.,LTD. (kitchen) WHITELIGHT,Ltd (sound plan) BOOTLEG Ltd. (sign) ENDO Lighting Corporation (lighting)
- 25 sqm