Hapshuu Cake and Cafe

材木店の資材置場だった建物を全改装したケーキ店です。既存の木目調鋼板やビニールの庇、看板、配管類を撤去し、大小2つの切妻屋根が軒を並べたシンプルな外観に再生しました。小さい棟は将来的な利用が見込まれるため、開口部を取外し可能なファブリックで覆い、丸ごと一つの看板として活用しています。内部は既存の吉野杉の魅力を生かしつつ、コンクリートブロック積みのカウンター、黒板塗装の壁面、アイアンの金物などを統一感を持って付加していくことで、コストを最小限に抑えながら統一感のあるテイストにまとめました。

 

Yoshino which is registered into world heritage site, is a one of the most important producing area of the Japanese cedar. From ancient times,the Yoshino cedar has been widely used in Japanese architecture. However, in recent years, the tradition is fading rapidly because of exhaustion of resources, development of new materials, the shortage of talented people, etc. Our client bought the vacant warehouse made of Yoshino ceder which was used to a storage of cedars. She planned to convert it into a pastry shop and a cafe. Our design is so simple as always. We removed all ornaments and artificial materials, regained the beautiful ceder framework , and designed a kitchen and sanitaly space functionally. Although budgets were few, the beauty of Yoshino cedar helped us.