the world's most visited architecture website

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects


Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.


Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »


All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.


Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Commercial Architecture
  4. Japan
  6. 2014
  7. Boulanger Kaiti / MOVEDESIGN

Boulanger Kaiti / MOVEDESIGN

  • 01:00 - 20 January, 2015
Boulanger Kaiti / MOVEDESIGN
Boulanger Kaiti / MOVEDESIGN, © Yousuke Harigane
© Yousuke Harigane

© Yousuke Harigane © Yousuke Harigane © Yousuke Harigane © Yousuke Harigane + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    18-32 Tamagawamachi, Minami-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken 815-0037, Japan
  • Designer

    Mikio Sakamoto
  • Area

    138.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Yousuke Harigane
© Yousuke Harigane

Text description provided by the architects. This is a bakery shop renovated an old Japanese house in Fukuoka, Japan. The area is a residential district close to the downtown. The existing house built of wood has impressive old wood walls and tile-roofing.

© Yousuke Harigane
© Yousuke Harigane

As for neighboring houses, we could see this house has a history and exist as a symbol of this town. We started to plan not to appeal the facade as a shop renewing the whole image of this building but we regarded to match with surroundings as important and let the shop fit this residential district, arranged facade design to integrate new section into old building, and furthermore,  configured so that people can recognize there is a bakery shop here.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

We replaced only one surface of wall on south side with the shop section with all white appearance  not to be imbalance in existing characteristics. Those wide lining windows attract interest of customers from the outside, from the inside, let the sun light moderately in and limit the view to outside so that customers can shop comfortably. The owner's philosophy, "to offer delicious quality bread everyday", he does not permit compromise on everything, selecting ingredients and how to make bread. His passion and his personal character percolate through this place and create "Kaiti's view of the world" here.

© Yousuke Harigane
© Yousuke Harigane
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Boulanger Kaiti / MOVEDESIGN" 20 Jan 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884