architecture firm has completed the ‘coyane’ restaurant located in hasami, japan, a town known for its pottery production. the project was constructed adjacent to ‘ôyane’, a multi-purpose space for porcelain manufacturer saikai toki’s shop & gallery, which was also designed by the firm in 2016. 

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all images by takumi ota



in order to fulfill the shop owner’s wish to create a relaxing space for the visitors, has designed the restaurant to spread outwards, connecting with the surrounding open area. to clad both the interior and exterior of the building, the architects have used ‘whiter-than-white’ hasami ware tiles, that were previously used for inner walls of a tunnel. these beautiful yet derelict tiles were reincarnated, becoming the main material of the project. 

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the restaurant is designed to be interlinked with ôyane alfresco, by opening six sliding glass doors on the east side and setting tables in between. the big windows on the north side are also slidable: you can enjoy idyllic landscape feeling a breeze inside the building. tables, chairs, and stacking trays were originally designed to be harmonized with the atmosphere of the restaurant. inspired by the existing places and materials, developed a design in which all the elements are blended, extended, and connected naturally, as if everything had been projected ab initio. 

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project info:


name: coyane
architecture office:
lead architect: kei harada
constructor: kozasa kensetsu
sign designer: hokuto fujii (hokkyok) 
 location: 2204-4 orishikisego, hasami-cho, higashi-sonogi-gun, nagasaki 



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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom