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主要用途: 飲食店舗

施工: イシマル

所在・会場: 東京 中野

延床面積: 64.14m2

設計期間: 2013.11-2014.06

施工期間: 2014.06

写真: 太田拓実


通りに対して、間口いっぱいに開かれたエントランスから店内に入ると、奥に行くに従って階段状に上がっていく構成となっている。店内奥の一番高い場所をキッチンとしてカウンターを配置し、液体窒素により煙のでる演出を通りからも眺められるステー ジとした。
またトイレやバックヤードのスペースは黒く塗装し、店内の明るいトーンとは切り替えている。床の仕上げと同じ中央のヴィンテージタイルの テーブル、埋め木によって補修した既存の木製柱、日差しが差し込むように斜めに色を切り替えた柔らかいトーンの壁面など、新旧の素材や色をバランスさせるよう計画している。


Principle use: SHOP

Production: Ishimaru

Site area: Nakano,Tokyo

Total floor area: 64.14m2

Design period: 2013.11-2014.06

Construction period: 2014.06

Photo: Takumi Ota

We performed the interior and exterior design for a gelato store that opened in a shopping street of Nakano, Tokyo, where customers can enjoy watching their order being prepared on the spot through a one of a kind performance whereby liquid nitrogen is mixed into a liquid concentrate of ice cream to produce gelato.

The entrance features a glass facade stretching the whole frontage facing the street while the floor layout features three landings of different heights that lead to the highest point at the back of the shop. Here can be found the preparation counter that acts as a kitchen and a stage for the performance which can be seen from the street and whereby smoke is produced using liquid nitrogen.

By varying the floor finishing in each area using flooring, linoleum and vintage tiles that extend all the way to the street, we were able to turn one small space into three distinct ones.
Moreover, by using chairs of different sizes, it is possible to sit all around the table straddling these different areas in the middle of the store. Customers can also choose their favorite spot from cantilever tables seating two and a sofa placed next to the glass entrance.
Furthermore, the bright tones of the store's interior contrasting with the toilet and back store areas painted in black, the table in the middle that features the same tile finishing of the floor in the front, the existing wooden columns mended using wooden plugs, and the soft-tones on the walls switching at an angle like sunlight entering from above, etc., are all designed to strike a balance between new and old materials and colors alike.

We sought to create a cozy and inviting lounge filled with plants that will serve as a showcase for the store's unique gelato preparation method, while presenting the aspect of a laboratory with white smoke spilling from the black counter.