takeshi hosaka architects unite residence and restaurant at lapin
 
takeshi hosaka architects unite residence and restaurant at lapin
may 23, 2014

takeshi hosaka architects unite residence and restaurant at lapin

takeshi hosaka architects unite residence and restaurant at lapin
photo by koji fujii / nacasa & partners inc.
all images courtesy of takeshi hosaka architects

 

 

 

‘lapin’ is a restaurant and house designed by takeshi hosaka architects and located in kofu, japan. the minimalist building is defined by three levels which sequentially step back from the street, producing a terracing gesture with outdoor patios. the monolithic concrete structure embraces its positioning along the arakawa river, with glass walls opening onto each floor’s balcony. the residence occupies the upper two levels, while the restaurant is located on the ground floor, and serves charcoal barbecued french cuisine. the interiors emphasize an orientation toward the river, through a combination of solid side walls and open glass façades.

takeshi hosaka lapin designboom

photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc.

takeshi hosaka lapin designboom

the structure steps back from the street, creating a series of terraced patios
photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc.

takeshi hosaka lapin designboom

the restaurant is located on the ground floor
photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc.

takeshi hosaka lapin designboom

interior spaces emphasize an openness toward the river
photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc.

takeshi hosaka lapin designboom

large glass doors slide open to the outdoor patio
photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc.

takeshi hosaka lapin designboom

interiors are finished with wood floors and furnishings
photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc.

takeshi hosaka lapin designboom

photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc.

takeshi hosaka lapin designboom

photo by koji fujii nacasa & partners inc.

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: kofu, yamanashi, japan
completed: 2013
program: restaurant, residence
building area: 117 sqm
photography: koji fujii / nacasa & partners inc

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