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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.
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 plaster board finishes on the walls and ceiling and incorporated the exposed structure made of red bricks and concrete in the space.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.

 

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Title:Blue Bottle Coffee, Kanda Manseibashi cafe
Architects:Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects
Project team:Yasunori Nakano
Address:1-25-4 Kanda Suda-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Usage:cafe
Construction:TANK
Collaboration:
Bootleg(sign)
HOSHIZAKI ELECTRIC CO.,LTD.(kitchen)
WHITELIGHT.Ltd(acoustic design)
Modulex (lighting plan)
Floor area : 24.91m2
Structure : Brick
Completion:11/2018
Open:12/2018
Photo:Takumi Ota