Blue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects

Blue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects

Blue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects - Brick, ChairBlue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects - BeamBlue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects - Countertop, Glass, BeamBlue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects - BeamBlue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects - More Images+ 5

Chiyoda City, Japan
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Blue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects - Beam
© Takumi Ota

Text description provided by the architects. This tiny cafe at Kanda Manseibashi is the eleventh store Blue Bottle Coffee opened in Japan. It is their smallest store with a floor area of 25m2 and the first takeout-only cafe without seating inside.

Blue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects - Door, Brick, Facade, Arch
© Takumi Ota
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Blue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects - Beam
© Takumi Ota

It is situated under a 100-year old railway bridge (for the Chuo Line) constructed of brick. Our design focused on how to integrate the cafe into this attractive existing environment with a long history.

We removed the existing plasterboard finishes on the walls and ceiling and incorporated the exposed structure made of red bricks and concrete in the space.

Blue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects - Brick, Chair
© Takumi Ota

The white volume constituting a counter is placed as if being wrapped inside the solid structural frame. We hope this tiny cafe will continue to integrate with the city. 

Blue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects - Countertop, Glass, Beam
© Takumi Ota

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Address:1-chōme-25-4 Kanda Sudachō, Chiyoda City, Tōkyō-to 101-0041, Japan

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Cite: "Blue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects" 26 Sep 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/914310/blue-bottle-coffee-kanda-manseibashi-cafe-schemata-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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