laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office's hybrid concept

laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office's hybrid concept

LAUNDRY HOLIDAY / YOSHIO ICE CREAM BY SUPPOSE DESIGN OFFICE

 

Suppose Design Office has renovated a laundromat run in an old warehouse in Shikokuchuo City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan, into ‘Laundry Holiday / Yoshio Ice Cream’. Derived from the owner’s idea of making the routine act of doing laundry a daily pleasure, the 83.40 sqm hybrid concept sees part of the building converted into an ice cream shop. The Japanese architecture studio has conceived the project like a verandah in the city, which people can use as a resting place and a place for socializing and having fun while waiting for their laundry.

laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office's hybrid concept

all images by Kenta Hasegawa | OFP

 

 

A HYBRID CONCEPT COMBINING LAUNDROMAT AND ICE CREAM IN JAPAN

 

Instead of changing the old way of doing things, the hybrid project introduces a novel laundromat concept that had never existed before in the area. With the addition of the ice cream shop, the owner wanted to make doing laundry a daily pleasure rather than a routine act. Keeping in line with the old warehouse’s corrugated metal exterior, Suppose Design Office has clad the Laundry Holiday’s facade in transparent corrugated sheets that create a visual connection between the interior and the neighborhood.

 

Meanwhile, the Yoshio Ice Cream shop features a deep green tile exterior that spills over the interior counter. Standard large tables are replaced with ping pong tables inside the laundromat for an additional touch of fun. Meanwhile, the terrace outside is furnished with concrete benches and planters where customers can enjoy their locally sourced ice cream.

laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office's hybrid concept
Laundry Holiday’s facade is clad in transparent corrugated sheets

laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office's hybrid concept

laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office's hybrid concept
the project is conceived like a verandah in the city

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laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office's hybrid concept
transparency creates a visual connection between the interior and the neighborhood

laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office's hybrid concept
deep green tiles cover the ice cream shop’s facade

laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office's hybrid concept

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standard tables are replaced with ping pong tables

laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office's hybrid concept

laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office's hybrid concept
Yoshio Ice Cream logo

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the exterior terrace is furnished with concrete benches and planters
the exterior terrace is furnished with concrete benches and planters
laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office’s hybrid concept
 
Laundry Holiday logo
Laundry Holiday logo
laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office’s hybrid concept
 
the deep green tiling spills over the ice cream shop's counter
the deep green tiling spills over the ice cream shop's counter
laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office’s hybrid concept
 
laundromat meets japanese ice cream shop in suppose design office’s hybrid concept
 

project info:

 

name: Laundry Holiday / Yoshio Ice Cream

architect: Suppose Design Office

team: Ai Yoshida, Yurie Eno, Yuki Moriya

location: Shikokuchuo City, Ehime Prefecture, Japan

total floor area: 83.40 sqm

design direction: etc.inc

construction: Takemura Construction

lighting plan: Filaments

art direction: Yoichi Kadoya

recipe direction: Naomi Shinonaga

recipe advice: Satoshi Kakegawa

photography: Kenta Hasegawa | OFP

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