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Blue Bottle Coffee Shinjuku Cafe / Schemata Architects

Blue Bottle Coffee Shinjuku Cafe / Schemata Architects

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  • Collaboration:SOUP DESIGN, HOSHIZAKI ELECTRIC CO.LTD, WHITELIGHT.Ltd, 1LUX
  • Project Team:Ryosuke Yamamoto
  • City:Tokyo
  • Country:Japan
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Text description provided by the architects. The cafe is located on the ground floor of a newly opened commercial facility connected to Shinjuku Station. We intend to create a fair relationship between all people present: “hosts” and “guests” mixing with each other, people waiting in line; seated and standing customers; staff working at the casher; ballista brewing coffee inside the counter and more.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

First, we carefully adjusted details to suit everybody’s eye level at the same height, and then placed a hollow-square counter in the center, where multiple layers of people overlap each other. Furniture height is set below the waist height to keep out of sight; and floor and ceiling are finished with the same material as the common area to erase the boundary between the shop and the common area, allowing the space to extend beyond to create a cafe that serves the entire facility.

The new Blue Bottle Coffee counter stands here in the light-filled urban square.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota
Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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© Takumi Ota

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Address:Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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Cite: "Blue Bottle Coffee Shinjuku Cafe / Schemata Architects" 28 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/786426/blue-bottle-coffee-shinjuku-cafe-schemata-architects> ISSN 0719-8884
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