FIKA by ON design doubles as a scandinavian sundry store
photo by koichi torimura
all images courtesy of ON design partners

 

 

 

japanese studio ON design partners has designed ‘FIKA’, a house in a quiet residential neighborhood of tokyo that also serves as a store selling small scandinavian products. the items for sale are used by the dwelling’s inhabitants on a daily basis, and are displayed within a large shelving unit that spans two levels of the property. consequently, the shop and the house are continually linked, functioning as a singular entity.

 

a large strip of glazing positioned in the structure’s façade allows passersby internal views of saleable items. internally, the program is spread across three floors, with a double height entrance adjoining a small kitchen at ground level. at the upper storey, a brightly lit lounge area is complimented with an intimate and elevated tatami space, while more private areas of the home are placed in the basement.

ON design partners FIKA tokyo designboom
the home also serves as a store selling small scandinavian products
photo by koichi torimura

ON design partners FIKA tokyo designboom
the residence is oriented around a double height shelving unit
photos by koichi torimura

ON design partners FIKA tokyo designboom
the shelves display saleable products that are continually used by the property’s inhabitants
photos by koichi torimura

ON design partners FIKA tokyo designboom
a small kitchen positioned at ground floor
photo by koichi torimura

ON design partners FIKA tokyo designboom
the upper level features a lounge area with a small tatami area
photo by koichi torimura

ON design partners FIKA tokyo designboom
the tope storey occupies the eaves of the building, leaving no additional attic storage, but allowing daylight to flood the space
photo by koichi torimura

ON design partners FIKA tokyo designboom
a strip of glazing positioned in the structure’s façade allows potential customers internal views
photos by koichi torimura

ON design partners FIKA tokyo designboom
‘FIKA’ illuminated at night
photo by koichi torimura

 

 

project info:

 

location: nagasaki, toshima-ku, tokyo
structure: wood / 1 basement level, 2 floors
site area: 35.66 sqm
building area: 22.04 sqm
total floor area: 58.58 sqm
architect: osamu nishida, hirotaka isshiki, rie yanai
structure: ryuji tabata / asd
construction: ohara komusho
real estate produce: boohoowoo
photography: koichi torimura