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Caprice de moi

カプリス ドゥ モワ
Pastry shop @ Takasaki, Gunma
Design: Tomohiro Okada, Sunao Koase /SNARK Inc.
Construction: 山本工務店
Floor area: 40.97㎡
Completion: Apr.2021
Photo: Ippei Shinzawa


A new building for a small pastry and coffee shop in a suburb of Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture.
Since most of the roads around the site are used for daily life, we designed a square building with a gable roof, thinking that the exterior should blend in with the surrounding houses rather than looking commercial. On the other hand, in order to create a shop-like atmosphere, we added elements that would not be found in ordinary houses, such as a large window on the façade, a blue door that matches the roof, a curved niche and concrete floor at the entrance, and a slanted building approach. The walls, ceiling, and counters are all painted in pale beige, which creates a bright space surrounded by natural light coming in through the windows.