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geneto pitches steep roof of italian restaurant langolino in japan
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may 13, 2014
geneto pitches steep roof of italian restaurant langolino in japan


geneto pitches steep roof of italian restaurant langolino in japan  
images © yasutake kondo
all images courtesy of geneto

 

 

 

wanting to develop a local identity, yet stand out within its context, the italian restaurant ‘langolino’ designed by japanese studio geneto features a steeply pitched roof. the white, tent-like structure is situated in gunma prefecture in japan. the edifice serves as a place for people to meet and feel a sense of community. the building has been constructed from plywood, and its pointed shape was created as nothing like it previously existed in the town. small, triangle windows were cut-out from the façade to avoid interaction between the interior and exterior, while the restaurant offers an intimate environment with multiple wooden frames used to shape the high-ceiling.

 

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the ‘langolino’ italian restaurant in japan

 


the structure is designed as a marking point within its surroundings

 


nighttime view of the tent-like building

 


view of the restaurant interior

 


triangle shapes are used throughout

 


view of the main hall from the kitchen

 

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the ceiling is framed by the wooden structure

 


plan and configuration diagram

 


details of each of the connection parts

 


survey of the surrounding area

 

 

project info:

 

location: tatebayashi city in gunma
construction methods: monocoque structure by structural plywood
client: l’angolino
architects: geneto
contract partner: pivoto, kazuhisa sunaga
structural engineer: takashi takamizawa
photography: yasutake kondo

 

 

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