There is a town that flourished over 150 years ago, Sawara,Katori,Japan. The area is now decided on a preservation district of traditional wooden buildings. The mission is to remodel the old reinforced concrete futon store in that area into a cafe. This building was sufficiently old as a building of RC (nearly 50 years old), but I heard that there was a strange impression compared with the surrounding wooden building. The main idea of this design is to remove the finishing material with its strange impression (outer wall of cheep color mortar painting · outer wall of old tile finish · finishing material of ceiling and wall not updating) did. And I show you the bare skin of concrete 50 years ago. The dimensions of the formwork being copied on the concrete surface indicate that it was made in the past.
Cafe space is constructed by exposed wiring, piping, unobtrusive work furniture, simple lighting, sound from acoustic equipment of vacuum tube, scent of coffee, exposed bare concrete.