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Schemata Architects Designs Takeo Kikuchi’s New Eco-Friendly Flagship Store in Shibuya

Posted By Helen Morgan On January 25, 2013 @ 12:32 pm In Architecture | No Comments

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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.’ [2] 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 [3]

+ Schemata [4]

Image courtesy of Nacása&Partners Inc [5]

Via Spoon-Tamago [6]

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[2] to allow the building to ‘breathe.’: http://inhabitat.com/tag/breathable-buildings/

[3] + Takeo Kikuchi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takeo_Kikuchi

[4] + Schemata: http://schemata.jp/

[5] Nacása&Partners Inc: http://www.nacasa.co.jp/

[6] Spoon-Tamago: http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2012/11/30/new-takeo-kikuchi-flagship-store-in-shibuya-wants-to-redefine-retail/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SpoonTamago+%28Spoon+%26+Tamago%29

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