FREITAG Store Tokyo by Torafu Architects

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AUTHOR:

Torafu Architects

YEAR:

2013

LOCATION:

Tokyo, Japan

PHOTOGRAPHS:

image © daici ano

SOURCE:

Torafu Architects

NOTE:

We designed an interior for FREITAG store in Shibuya, after Ginza location. They sell colorful messenger bags and accessories made by used calash, bicycle inner tubes, and used car seat belts. The store location faces both Meiji street and Cat street in the front and back side. We were asked to feature at this unique location and build the same brand repair laboratory as a parallel establishment. 

We decided to work with two themes “STREET” and “FACTORY.” By having streets on both sides, we imagined the store interior to be another street that connects two streets. This means that the store will have two façades on each side of the road. The repair laboratory facing Cat street has detailed projected windows, which makes the laboratory function like a show window. On the other hand, the large glass façade places emphasis on transparency towards Meiji street side.

from: Torafu Architects