For a renovation project of the long-established store in Ginza, albeit of the small size, it has undoubted significant meaning. What kind of space is suitable for the store with a history of over 100 years? What kind of atmosphere is appropriate for a shop in Ginza? There are two inspirations for this project, the decent dignity of this long-established store, which we aimed to express in the design, and the vivid street of Ginza on which this shop would create a relationship with the passerby.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
This is a renovation project for one of the most historical haberdasher in Ginza: the representative commercial district of Japan. While preserving the familiar atmosphere for their longtime customers, it was desired to welcome young customers to visit casually. Wooden furniture was designed to create an appearance of depth that is suitable for Ginza, and the façade made of stainless steel creates a close relationship with the passersby on the street, with various degree of polishing.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The wooden furniture includes all required functions for the store while creating an appearance of depth for the store that is suitable for Ginza. By freely snaking into the spaces. Multiple layers of spaces create a rich depth in the small space.The stainless steel material can change its expression from mirror-like to subdued matte. The change unfolds on the façade and the higher part of the building becomes gradually mirror-like, reflecting the glamorous scenery of Ginza.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in September 2009 and finished in September 2010 in Ginza of Tokyo
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Stainless-steel is an interesting material. Its expression changes a lot depending on the degree of polish. We underwent many experiments with the craftsmen. The change unfolds on the façade and the higher part of the building becomes gradually mirror-like, reflecting the glamorous scenery of Ginza. In addition, the façade at eye level of the passersby is also partly finished with a mirror surface, and forms a connection with passersby if they suddenly notice their own reflection.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Total area 208.15㎡
shop, interior, renovation, haberdasher, Stainless-steel, wood, facade, Ginza, Tokyo,
This is a renovation project of Taya, one of the most historical, long-established haberdasher in Ginza, which is located in the representative commercial district of Japan. While preserving the familiar atmosphere of the store for their longtime customers, this renovation was done to fulfill a desire to welcome younger customers to casually visit the store. I think that a small insistence and the relationship with the street are suitable expressions of the dignity of the long-established store.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Manabu Chiba, Satoko Kimura and Genki Mori
Copyrights belong to Manabu Chiba 2010.