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The building is housed in a traditionally enclosed space with typically artificial heating and cooling systems, but the architect reconfigured it, installing wood frame windows to allow the building to ‘breathe.’ The interior design includes benches lining the facade, removing the site from the idea of a traditional shop. Its lack of cash registers encourages laid-back browsing and purchasing, while the garden and cafe help to create a relaxed atmosphere.

+ Takeo Kikuchi

+ Schemata

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