• House Built Over a Pastry Shop by Yuko Nagayama & Associates // Chiba, Japan.


    Posted on 21st January, by Dana Tomić Hughes in architecture. 3 Comments

    Katsutadai House by Yuko Nagayama | Yellowtrace

    Katsutadai House in Chiba, Japan | Yellowtrace

    Katsutadai House by Yuko Nagayama | Yellowtrace

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    ‘Katsutadai House’ is located in the suburban neighborhood of Katsutadai (Chiba) East of Tokyo, Japan. The owners are a well established pastry shop known for their killer apple pie, baking for the neighbourhood since 1977. After 35 years in business, they decided to shake things up a little. They enlisted the help of Yuko Nagayama & Associates who have designed the building consisting of a small pastry shop on ground floor, with a 2-level concrete box that contains a family home.

     

    Katsutadai House in Chiba, Japan | Yellowtrace

    Katsutadai House in Chiba, Japan | Yellowtrace

    Katsutadai House in Chiba, Japan | Yellowtrace

    The relationship between two building volumes is a particularly striking aspect of this project. The sloping glass roof above the bakery creates a triangulated void allowing natural light to spill into the retail space. Equally important is the illusion of the gravity defying concrete hovering over the bakery. You beauty.

     


    [Photography by Daici Ano. Images courtesy of Yuko Nagayama & Associates.]

     





  • 3 Responses to “House Built Over a Pastry Shop by Yuko Nagayama & Associates // Chiba, Japan.”

    1. LP says:

      This is great – very interesting indeed. I’d need a window though!

    2. 2moiselles says:

      It’s a very nice house. Seems to be a dolls’s house!!



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