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The renovation of a small konditorei in Tokyo has brought a new angle to the local shopping street. Fikafabriken is a small independent patisserie/cafe located in Setagaya, Tokyo. The concept of the shop is inspired by the Swedish culture of Fika'h which means 'coffee break' in Swedish, where people relax and communicate with each other with a cup of coffee or tea and some traditional sweets. Since the original shop had been tucked away off the main street and hard to be found, the biggest goal of the extension and renovation plan was to push the facade forward to face the main shopping street so that people can easily recognize and stop by. The new eye-catching facade in light blue is unique as it is angled 45 degrees to the inside. It creates a nice, free triangular space in front of the new built-in display counter, which attracts people to step in and take a closer look. View more View full description
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