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Noodle Shop / ISSHO Architects

Noodle Shop / ISSHO Architects

Our friends from Abitare shared this cool noodle shop designed by ISSHO Architects with us. Located in central Tokyo, the ‘soba’ noodle shop has Machiya-style wooden louvers, invoking a traditional Japanese townhouse. The varying depth of each louver creates a textured sensation across the facade. Regionally different patterns of light spill through the façade from the interior, allowing a gradual change of character at dawn, especially as viewed from the main street. The facade aesthetic is modified on the interior’s ceiling as white curved panels contrast the concrete and wood dinning areas to soften the space. A minimalistic residential apartment for the owner sits above the noodle shop.

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Images photographed by KOICHI TORIMURA

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Karen Cilento
Cite: Karen Cilento. "Noodle Shop / ISSHO Architects" 05 Mar 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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