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A project to build a bar in Roppongi, Tokyo.
We were asked to create a bar that fulfilled two requirements: that it would become a symbol of Roppongi and that it should be open to the city.
Roppongi is one of the most popular and ever changing newer cities in Tokyo, and represents a lot of “movement”. To contrast that, I decided to create a calm, toned down design, like a Chashitsu (Japanese tea room), to give it a sense of “quiet”. I wanted to create a space that felt a little out of place for its surroundings to boost its presence even more.
A bar that is open to the city, but at the same time cut off from the outside world.
By combining these two contradictory conditions, we have created a bar that is a symbol of Roppongi.

Designed by Riki Watanabe/JOKE.Inc.


Photo by Masato Kawano

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