Gallery Cafe Takeno | Horibe Associates
Words by mooponto Staff
September 29, 2012
Gallery Cafe Takeno is located in the Naramachi district that lies to the south of Kofuku-ji Temple, a World Heritage site.
A wide, verdant terrace draws the eye of passersby on busy Naramachi Street towards the narrow alley where the cafe is located.
In order to minimize the sense of the building being an oppressive presence in the neighborhood, we reduced the volume of the section facing the street and took care to choose materials and colors for the roof and exterior walls that blend into the surrounding environment.
The result is a comfortable gallery/cafe that melts smoothly into a neighborhood whose history reaches back to the eighth century.
Useful link: Gallery Cafe Takeno
May 10, 2014folm arts | Tsubasa Iwahashi Architects
November 18, 2012TYM | no.555
July 29, 2012Firefly squid | Taku Sakaushi / O.F.D.A. associates
July 8, 2013Starbucks Coffee | Kengo Kuma & Associates
August 21, 2012table hat | Hiroyuki Shinozaki & Associates, Architects
August 1, 2013Jugetsudo Kabukiza | Kengo Kuma & Associates