Blue Bottle Coffee Shinjuku Cafe is a minimalist space located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Schemata Architects. The cafe is located on the ground floor of a newly opened commercial facility connected to Shinjuku Station. The architects intended to create a fair relationship between all people present within the space: hosts and guests mingling with each other, people waiting in line; seated and standing customers; staff working at the casher; barista brewing coffee inside the counter and more. Furniture height is set below the waist height to keep out of sight. The floor and ceiling are finished with the same material as the common area to erase the boundary between the shop and the common area.
Photography by Takumi Ota