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  7. Blue Bottle Coffee AOYAMA Cafe / Schemata Architects

Blue Bottle Coffee AOYAMA Cafe / Schemata Architects

  • 21:00 - 15 April, 2015
Blue Bottle Coffee AOYAMA Cafe / Schemata Architects
Blue Bottle Coffee AOYAMA Cafe / Schemata Architects, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +8

  • Architects

  • Location

    Minamiaoyama, Minato, Tokyo 107-0062, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Jo Nagasaka
  • Design Team

    Ryosuke Yamamoto
  • Area

    189.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Construction

  • Collaboration

    SOUP DESIGN(sign)、SOLSO(plant)、show me(cork furniture)、O.F.C(condiment)、maruzen(kitchen)、WHITELIGHT.Ltd(sound plan)、Izumi Okayasu Lighting Design(lighting plan)、modulex(lighting plan)
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© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

From the architect. We designed the second shop of Blue Bottle Coffee in Japan. It is located in Aoyama district, approximately three minutes walk from Omotesando Station in Tokyo.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The café occupies the second floor of a building surrounded by trees in a quiet neighborhood, a few blocks away from the bustle of the main avenue. From the second floor, you can see green leaves in front of spacious balconies and enjoy beauty and comfort of each season.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

The café space is deep in east-west direction, with an entrance located at a narrow end. Taking advantage of the spatial depth, we create three café zones according to length of stay and behavior, which gradually shift from short staying zone at the entrance to long staying zone in the back.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

The kitchen is designed to ensure that all activities can be seen without obstruction. We treat space for customers and the kitchen as equally important, hoping that customers and the staff will make a good café together.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota
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Croco Dile · April 16, 2015

In Japan it's may be different, but why should people go to a place that has the charm of a good illuminated underground garage ?


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