There is a problem that it is an arcade area, and the space basement and the second floor is not effective space for shop.
I needed to solve the problem in a limited space.
So I suggested setting up that evacuation stairs and protective fences with display of 3000 molds in the center of the building.
In addition, I arranged 3000 tin boxes around there.
By linking the display with the number printed on the box, it was made so that the customer could select it themselves and take out the required number from the stock.
In addition, during the planning of the building, all floors were connected by split-level floors, and while choosing molds, customers were guided to move up and down subconsciously.
This solved the unique problem of arcade area.
I have chosen Coal-ten steel for the exterior material. This material increases the strength as it ages. It is a material suitable for “Majimaya” that be going to start even now to over 100 years.
Location:Tokyo, Asakusa - Japan
Studio NameKAMITOPEN Co., Ltd.
Lead designerMasahiro Yoshida
Design teamYoshie Ishii
Project copyrightKAMITOPEN Co., Ltd.
Photography creditsKeisuke Miyamoto
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