Photo: Takumi Ota

Blue Bottle Coffee Shinjuku Cafe 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. First, we carefully adjusted details to suit everybody’s eye level at the same height; 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, allowing the space to extend beyond and create a cafe that serves the entire facility.
The new Blue Bottle Coffee counter stands here in the light-filled urban square.

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DATA title:Blue Bottle Coffee SHINJYUKU Cafe
architects:Jo Nagasaka / Schemata Architects
project team:Ryosuke Yamamoto
address:NEWoMan SHINJUKU 1F 4-1-6 Shinjyuku Shinjyuku-ku Tokyo Japan
usage:cafe construction:TANK
collaboration:SOUP DESIGN(sign)/ HOSHIZAKI ELECTRIC CO.,LTD.(kitchen)/ WHITELIGHT.Ltd(sound plan)/ 1LUX(lighting plan)
floors:1
floor area : 155.19m²
structure:RC
completion:02/2016
open:03/2016
photo:Takumi Ota