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.