shigeru ban completes combined restaurant and residential building in tokyo shigeru ban completes combined restaurant and residential building in tokyo
aug 02, 2016

shigeru ban completes combined restaurant and residential building in tokyo

in japan, shigeru ban architects has completed ‘vin sante + N house’, a combined restaurant and residential building. the wooden 3-storey structure occupies a prominent corner plot in toyko, along a walkway populated with cherry blossom trees. cross laminated timber has been used for the scheme’s columns and beams, ensuring large open spaces, without the need for internal supports.

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the 3-storey structure occupies a prominent corner plot
image by hiroyuki hirai

 

 

 

at ground level, shigeru ban has used paper tubes to bring a sense of warmth and hospitality to the restaurant, complementing the surrounding wooden structure. different dining areas are provided beneath the undulating ceiling. fully retractable openings allowing the eating area to extend out onto an external terrace, offering guests the chance to dine outdoors. the two levels above contain apartments, with the structural system again ensuring the potential for flexible internal layouts.

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the wooden building is located along a walkway populated with cherry blossom trees
image by hiroyuki hirai

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openings allowing the eating area to extend onto an external terrace
image by hiroyuki hirai

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different dining areas are provided beneath the undulating ceiling
image by hiroyuki hirai

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the upper two levels contain apartments
image by hiroyuki hirai

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cross laminated timber has been used to ensure large open volumes
image by hiroyuki hirai

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