L’Angolino / GENETO

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Tatebayashi, Japan
  • Architects: GENETO
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  61
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Yasutake Kondo
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© Yasutake Kondo

Text description provided by the architects. It's a self-built Italian restaurant being an opportunity to develop the local identity. In contrast to a big city, this town has a typical local city view. There are many chain stores and giant shopping stores in the roadside. The client is originally from here and he has a strong thought that his hometown should have an identity and it needs a place (restaurant) which can be a foothold for local people.

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© Yasutake Kondo

We researched the building forms and the uses in this town. We tried to get an identity as a restaurant and make an opportunity to change the town by making a building form not existing here.

L’Angolino  / GENETO - Table, Chair
© Yasutake Kondo

The client thought that the building has a statement towards the town and it arises from the construction period.

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Floor Plan

On the premise of the self-building structure and the building form not existing here, we conceived the simple structure with plywood. The building form became the pointed roof shape as somethingtotally innovative in this place.

L’Angolino  / GENETO - Table, Chair, Beam
© Yasutake Kondo

It’s monocoque construction consisting of the structural plywood portal frame(t=24mm) and the exterior wall(t=59mm).

L’Angolino  / GENETO - Table, Chair
© Yasutake Kondo

The exterior is covered with FRP waterproof. The thin exterior wall carries the atmosphere of the inside to outside with light, sound and smell. Avoiding to be connecting the inside and the outside directly, the small triangle windows are built. In inside, the space is separating gently by the portal frame crossing in a net-like.

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Section 1

The kitchen and the hall are same room to bring a live aspect between chef and customer. The structure is the result of looked for the limit of skills by self-build, and the building façade is creating a totally different view in the town. We expect it will develop the identity as a landmark by that the locals get together.

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Address:Tatebayashi, Gunma, Japan

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Cite: "L’Angolino / GENETO" 26 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/508766/l-angolino-geneto> ISSN 0719-8884

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