Apr 07, 2015 / Architecture
Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyosumi-Shirakawa by Schemata Architects

Blue Bottle Coffee Kiyosumi-Shirakawa is a minimalist house located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Schemata Architects. The former storage building had no windows, so the architects made a large skylight in the center to distribute natural light throughout the space on the second floor. The skylight is located right above the void space connecting the first and second floors, where the indoor greenery on the upper level reflects abundant natural light and delivers the exotic forest-like light and shade to the lower level. Customers can enjoy not only the unique cafe experience, but they can also see and feel the lively production process in the roastery. They can enjoy coffee in a cafe space, while looking up to the second floor through the void space with exotic greenery and light, and might become curious to see the space upstairs.