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Project Title

EBETSU TSUTAYA BOOKS

Project Function

Bookstore

Project Location

Ebetsu, Hokkaido, Japan

Project Tags

Architecture, Bookstore

Office Name

HIKOKONISHI ARCHITECTURE INC.

Team Members

Yujin Sato, Culture Convenience Club Company, Limited

Office Link

Copyrights

HIKOKONISHI ARCHITECTURE INC.

Project Description

The concept of the store is “A Forest Library to Enjoy a Slow-Life” and to create a place that proposes a lifestyle within a comfortable space.
In order to restrict the volume of the structure spanning 140 meters, the three blocks within the structure have been given five zones by displacing their plan and layout. By doing so, the structure constitutes a unified group, and the subdivisions within it are thought to be effective in attracting more people. Intending to create a contrast to the greenery of the surrounding natural environment, bricks from three local companies were used for the exterior finish material. We are expecting them to age beautifully with the extruded cement panel base on the side surface.
The three blocks are assigned the themes of “Mind”, “Life”, and “Food” respectively, and the interior spaces are configured to enable visitors to appreciate a framed view of the forest and a sense of unity. The space creates a tranquil atmosphere for the visitors by utilizing raw materials: from the locally produced bricks, the concrete finished flooring, the exposed structural steel, furniture made with wood and steel, and to the lighting design.

Project Link

Image Credits

Nacasa & Partners Inc.

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