Posts Tagged ‘kyoto’

CABaN Hayama store by David Guarino, Kyoto – Japan

March 7th, 2017

The retail space expresses the theme of a luxury resort, boasting a warm atmosphere thanks to the use of natural materials — primarily wood — used throughout. The French-born, Japan-based creative turned to his previous work on the waterfront CABaN café, lounge and terrace, by employing the palettes he used in that build to construct the supporting columns found throughout the lifestyle shop.

% ARABICA HIGASHIYAMA shop by Puddle, Kyoto – Japan

February 6th, 2017

The coffee bean stockyard is takes up one entire wall, and includes carefully selected coffee beans from all over the world. In order to create a high-ceilinged open space, the original wooden construction required additional structural support.

Hermès Gion-mise store by ODS, Kyoto – Japan

February 4th, 2017

Since the < Hermès Gion-mise> is a temporal store for a limited period, we proposed the design using “kigumi” technique, so that the furniture and fixture can be reused at other locations in different forms after this temporal store is closed. The shop, mainly the central area surrounded by the furniture and fixture, is designed as the space to hold various events on a regular basis.

Before9 by Puddle + CHAB DESIGN, Kyoto – Japan

February 2nd, 2017

The originality of the beer tap handles is achieved by slicing off four sides of a cherry blossom branch to create an octagonal shape. The irregularity in length and color of the wooden handles adds to the unique character of the bar.

% ARABICA Kyoto ARASHIYAMA shop by PUDDLE, Kyoto – Japan

January 20th, 2017

As it is a coffee roaster shop, I was asked to include in the design an espresso machine, coffee bean stockyard, and a showroom for the coffee roaster.

Coffee kiosk by PUDDLE, Kyoto – Japan

October 12th, 2016

The translucent exterior – made from a combination of aluminum and polycarbonate – was developed to reference a greenhouse. The temporary structure employs straightforward techniques for set up and taking down, this element combined with its lightweight material allows for it to be reinstalled at a diverse range of locations.

Hotel Anteroom, Kyoto – Japan

August 7th, 2016

An atelier room on the ground floor is now available to accommodate artists to stay in Kyoto and practice their craft at the same time, and a newly opened boutique stocks merchandise produced in collab with galleries and local artists.

A.P.C. Store by Laurent Deroo, Kyoto – Japan

December 28th, 2015



As one of its most prominent markets, A.P.C. continuously eyes further expansion in of its already elaborate retail network in Japan.

Scent of Varo store by acca Inc., Kyoto – Japan

January 26th, 2015

Scent of Varo store by acca Inc., Kyoto – Japan

MIRADA ROYAL store by Ichiro Nishiwaki Design Office, Kyoto – Japan

July 28th, 2014

This “MIRADA ROYAL” was a new brand shop specializing it’s products only for high heels. To feature high heels, the graphics and special utensils were used. The shop expressed the luxurious boutique image using white and black tone manner. Colourful shoes were displayed as VMD together with original graphic sheet, with seamlessly embedded Visplay system.

Club Camelia by Torii Masato Design Office, Kyoto – Japan

May 1st, 2014

Club Camelia by Torii Masato Design Office, Kyoto – Japan

Kitaoji clinic by ALTS design office, Kyoto – Japan

April 29th, 2014

The architects’ aim was to improve the traditional medical checkup experience, by transforming the cold and uniform existing condition into a series of rich and dynamic spaces. This is created through a diverse material palette as well as careful attention to lighting.

HAIR SALONS! knothair hair salon by ninkipen!, Kyoto – Japan

March 15th, 2014

knothair hair salon by ninkipen!, Kyoto – Japan

Aesop store by Simplicity, Kyoto – Japan

February 10th, 2014

An antique water pump installed in an alcove can be spotted through the large glazed section of wall facing the street. On entering the store, shoppers walk up a ramp and past a shelf displaying a selection of Aesop products before emerging into the main space behind the veils.

Keifuku ARASHIYAMA Station lighting by GLAMOROUS, Kyoto – Japan

February 4th, 2014

Keifuku ARASHIYAMA Station lighting by GLAMOROUS, Kyoto – Japan

Aesop store by Torafu Architects, Kyoto – Japan

January 4th, 2014

We approached the project by making the most out of the original building structure with the addition of careful alteration. We brought functional part of the store compactly to the narrow space by the entrance, the back space will be a hospitality area consisting of sizable counter and long bench, where customer can relax.

Kyoto Silk beauty cosmetic shop by Keiichi Hayashi Architect, Kyoto – Japan

November 22nd, 2013

Kyoto Silk, a beauty cosmetic shop, is located in the centre of Kyoto, which is a famous cultural city in Japan. The project was to convert a ‘Machiya’, a Japanese traditional wooden townhouse, into a small shop.

BAKERIES! Panscape bakery by ninkipen!, Kyoto – Japan

October 30th, 2013

Panscape bakery by ninkipen!, Kyoto – Japan

Capsule Hotel by Sigma Architectural Design, Kyoto

June 14th, 2013

Erected on a six-metre-wide city-centre site, this capsule hotel sets new standards for what is a typically Japanese form of accommodation. The name, “9h Hotel”, indicates the recommended duration of stay, namely nine hours: seven for sleep and an hour each for showering and grooming.

Pontocho Kotoshi restaurant by switch lab inc., Kyoto

May 10th, 2013

The restaurant is located in “Centocho”, surrounded by the special atmosphere of the symbolic Kyoto-Japan. The building was initially designed, 100 years ago, as a tea house.