nakahira architects angles rice-cake shop in japan nakahira architects angles rice-cake shop in japan
apr 02, 2014

nakahira architects angles rice-cake shop in japan

nakahira architects angles rice-cake shop in japan
photo © ken’ichi suzuki
all images courtesy of nakahira architects

 

 

 

osaka-based practice nakahira architects has completed ‘tamakichi mochiten’, a house and rice-cake shop located in a suburban area of tsu, mie, japan. the scheme presents an engaging and functional façade to the neighborhood, establishing the shop as a local landmark.

 

the brief called for a building that combined traditional vernacular architecture with contemporary design. situated at the corner of an intersection, the project is defined by its elevations which respond to the nature of the angular plot. carefully placed apertures in the lateral façade allow light into specific areas of the design, while a large void brings helps ventilate internal volumes.

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the project is both a house and rice-cake shop located in a suburban area of japan
photo © ken’ichi suzuki

 

 

 

at ground floor level a sheltered public zone provides an inviting and welcoming entrance for customers. from this area, visitors enter directly into the shop, while the kitchen is located at the rear. private living accommodation is situated above, with sleeping quarters on the first floor and tatami rooms and an external terrace at the home’s uppermost level.

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the scheme presents an engaging and  functional façade to the surrounding neighborhood
photo © ken’ichi suzuki

nakahira architects tamakichi mochiten designboom
the brief called for a building that combined traditional vernacular architecture with contemporary design
photo © ken’ichi suzuki

nakahira architects tamakichi mochiten designboom
situated at the corner of an intersection, the project is defined by its angled elevations
photos © ken’ichi suzuki

nakahira architects tamakichi mochiten designboom
the shop entrance
photo © ken’ichi suzuki

nakahira architects tamakichi mochiten designboom
photo © ken’ichi suzuki

nakahira architects tamakichi mochiten designboom
a public zone provides an inviting and welcoming entrance for customers
photo © ken’ichi suzuki

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looking down onto the scheme’s sheltered entrance
photo © ken’ichi suzuki

nakahira architects tamakichi mochiten designboom
carefully placed apertures in the lateral façade allow light into specific areas of the design
photos © ken’ichi suzuki

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section highlighting the design’s slanted façade

 

 

project info:

 

project name: tamakichi mochiten (rice-cake shop / house)
architects: nakahira architects
architects member: masaru nakahira
location: tsu,mie, japan
construction: steel
number of storeys: 3
gross area: 225.28 sqm

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