Blue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects

Blue Bottle Coffee Kanda Manseibashi Cafe / Schemata Architects

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Chiyoda City, Japan
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  24
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Photographs Photographs:  Takumi Ota
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Bootleg, HOSHIZAKI
  • Project Team:Yasunori Nakano
  • Construction:TANK
  • Acoustic Design:WHITELIGHT Ltd
  • Lighting Plan:Modulex
  • City:Chiyoda City
  • Country:Japan
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© Takumi Ota
© 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 the floor area of 25m2 and the first takeout-only cafe without seating inside.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota
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© Takumi Ota
© 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.

© Takumi Ota
© 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. 

© Takumi Ota
© 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" 03 Apr 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/914310/blue-bottle-coffee-kanda-manseibashi-cafe-schemata-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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