Bakery & Restaurant SAWAMURA / Yuji Tanabe Architects


Courtesy of Yuji Tanabe

Courtesy of Yuji Tanabe


Courtesy of Yuji Tanabe


Courtesy of Yuji Tanabe


Courtesy of Yuji Tanabe


Courtesy of Yuji Tanabe

  • Structural Engineer: LFS + NCN
  • Facility Engineer: comodo + bews + mana international
  • Landscape Design: Yuji Tanabe Architects, honda GREEN
  • Contractor: Takehanagumi

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Courtesy of Yuji Tanabe

From the architect. Sunlight filtering through the leaves of trees.

This bakery & restaurant is located in Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan. Karuizawa is very popular as mountain resort and for weekend house.


Site Plan 2

Site Plan 2

It takes around 60 minutes from Karuizawa to Tokyo by express train. This site is surrounded by many high trees and has river on west side.


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Courtesy of Yuji Tanabe

So we design the corridor (Forest Walk) at the 2nd floor level for people can feel close them.


Axonometric

Axonometric

The plan is distributed between the bakery area that including the café terrace in the south side and the restaurant area that having a big void in the north side. These areas are tied up even to the 2nd floor bridge too. This is the flexible plan that can support the change.


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Courtesy of Yuji Tanabe

A local tree (Japanese larch) is used for the exterior material. We selected slanted roof and saving the max height point. It helps to blending with the surroundings.


Elevation

Elevation


Source: Bakery & Restaurant SAWAMURA / Yuji Tanabe Architects