Vertical Tea Machiya , 2017

  • Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
  • Project of a new generation machiya bringing the production, the consumption, the living and the communal space back to one point, and adapted to the modern environment of Tatemachi Street.
  • Every steps of the tea production are enveloped in this building: from the tea plants in the greenhouse structure at the top, to the selling on the street level.
  • The facade and the windows reflect the process of the production to the outside, in order to reactivate the upper floors. The side facades are made out of a load bearing steel structure covered with panels and glass. The street facade let the wood structure exposed, used as a grid to design the openings.

People: Gather, Read, Rest, See, Sit, Stand, Talk, Walk, Watch

typology: Cafe, Factory, House, Open Space, Shop

Climate: Heat, Light

Location: Town, Urban

Material: Steel, Glass, Wood

Era: 2000s

Contributor: Samuel Dayer
20 December 2017