Kawamichiya Kosho-An Restaurant / td-Atelier + ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGN

Kawamichiya Kosho-An Restaurant / td-Atelier + ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGN

Kawamichiya Kosho-An Restaurant / td-Atelier + ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGN - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade

“KAWAMICHIYA” is a soba restaurant in Kyoto with a historical past of over 300 years. That is the brand new retailer of “KAWAMICHIYA KOHSHO-AN”, which is “KAWAMICHIYA”‘s turn out to be a goodwill accomplice. We renovated a 110-year-old townhouse in downtown Kyoto. Initially it regarded like a townhouse with an elaborate design, however varied modifications have been made for residing, and people designs have been hidden or destroyed. Subsequently, we tried to revive the weather of the townhouse, equivalent to hidden or misplaced design home windows and alcoves and add new geometry to them to revive them as a brand new retailer.

Kawamichiya Kosho-An Restaurant / td-Atelier + ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGN - Interior Photography, Windows, Beam, Chair
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Kawamichiya Kosho-An Restaurant / td-Atelier + ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGN - Interior Photography, Table, Windows, Chair, Beam

We imagine that the weather of the townhouse have a type of “Density of Existence”. We thought-about the gradation of the “Density of Existence” and regarded what sort of new constructing elements ought to be blended there. Consequently, varied supplies have been adopted as new constructing members. Within the new structure, the normal townhouse supplies have misplaced their authentic meanings and features and are revived as new designs. The TOKONOMA is a show shelf, and the wood doorways and shoji screens should not fittings however function partitions and screens.

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Kawamichiya Kosho-An Restaurant / td-Atelier + ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGN - Interior Photography, Windows, Beam

We laid out the kitchen within the heart of the constructing. Guests will expertise varied sequences earlier than reaching every seat. As well as, by setting the
ground peak to 100 to 300 mm, it’s attainable to take off footwear to enter the room, sit on a chair, and sit on the ground with out feeling unnatural. We management the road of sight to the viewers, the backyard, and the road by the peak of every flooring. Consequently, it’s an authentic townhouse aspect that’s each outdated and new and a brand new design that fuses outdated and new. It has turn out to be an structure with such ambiguity.

Kawamichiya Kosho-An Restaurant / td-Atelier + ENDO SHOJIRO DESIGN - Interior Photography, Windows, Beam

Soba has been eaten in Japan since historical occasions. It’s stated that it was a quick meals that folks might simply eat, and it was additionally a luxurious merchandise that was introduced to the Shogun and Lords. Following the historical past of soba, we designed a restaurant. It is like an everyday dinner, and it is also a stunning restaurant. I would like as many individuals as attainable to get pleasure from it.