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Masato Kawano / Nacása & Partners Inc.

BAR symbol

PrizeHonorable Mention in Interior Design / Hospitality Interior
Firm LocationTokyo, Japan
CompanyJOKE.Inc.
Lead ArchitectRiki Watanabe
Design TeamNaoki Tamura
ClientUndisclosed

A project to build a bar in Roppongi, Tokyo. We were asked to create a bar that fulfilled two requirements: that it would become a symbol of Roppongi and that it should be open to the city. Roppongi is one of the most popular and ever changing newer cities in Tokyo, and represents a lot of "movement". To contrast that, I decided to create a calm, toned down design, like a Chashitsu (Japanese tea room), to give it a sense of "quiet". I wanted to create a space that felt a little out of place for its surroundings to boost its presence even more.