Miyagawa Angel Parlor / ROOVICE

Miyagawa Angel Parlor / ROOVICE

Miyagawa Angel Parlor / ROOVICE - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade

エンゼル (Angel) was a well-liked tuna restaurant in Misaki, south finish of the Kanagawa Prefecture. It was recognized and appreciated by the entire neighborhood, due to its location subsequent to the harbour which offered a every day provide of contemporary high quality fish and seafood merchandise. It wasn’t a mere spot the place to eat it was the gathering place round which the locals of each technology spent their time and created the foundations for the village to construct its id. Sadly, although, the restaurant closed a number of years in the past, leaving a void within the city that was looking for a alternative.

Miyagawa Angel Parlor / ROOVICE - Interior Photography
Miyagawa Angel Parlor / ROOVICE - Interior Photography, Table, Chair

The ensuing context was similar to one other renovation undertaking accomplished by Roovice within the close by city of Miura; in that case, a bagel store was refurbished to change into the social area from the place the agricultural neighborhood may begin its improvement. That undertaking known as Miyagawa Bagel and was taken as the primary reference for Angel’s rebirth. Therefore, the brand new Miyagawa Angel Parlor was established in 2020, with a barely modified identify and a brand new program: from a tuna restaurant, it was a espresso store, eager to convey consideration to the collectivity facet.

Miyagawa Angel Parlor / ROOVICE - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Chair
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Miyagawa Angel Parlor / ROOVICE - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Chair, Windows
Miyagawa Angel Parlor / ROOVICE - Interior Photography, Table

Whereas inheriting the identify, the situation and the historical past of the previous restaurant, the brand new Angel additionally shared a part of the interiors: the disposition remained just about the identical, for the reason that design staff wished to maintain the ambiance of the predecessor. A bathroom has been added within the nook behind the kitchen, whereas a storage room on the south aspect changed the entry to the again alley. The dividers as soon as used to separate every desk have been eliminated, in favor of an open steady area. Proper previous the doorway door, two benches are positioned symmetrically, respectively inside and out of doors of the window, with the previous one performing extra as a shelf than a seat. The pavement floor is roofed with a purple moquette meant to spotlight the picket textures of the interiors.

Miyagawa Angel Parlor / ROOVICE - Interior Photography, Countertop, Table, Windows, Chair, Sink
Miyagawa Angel Parlor / ROOVICE - Interior Photography

The kitchen counter and the serving tables are nonetheless the unique ones of their core and dimensions, however their high is now lined with a white 10cm tile: the identical one used for the countertop of the Miyagawa Bagel store. This selection, apart from offering an reasonably priced and neat wanting, wished to recall the “sister undertaking” situated a number of miles away that shares the identical historical past and social goal.  

Miyagawa Angel Parlor / ROOVICE - Interior Photography, Dining room, Table, Chair

A big position within the relationship between the 2 works is performed by the vast opening on the road facade. This enables the within view from the general public passage and, because the bagel store in Miura does, at night time it glows like a lantern that emerges from the neighborhood. This needs to draw the eye of the individuals in addition to enlighten the encompassing.

Miyagawa Angel Parlor / ROOVICE - Interior Photography, Door, Brick, Concrete