Best Implemented Project of Public Space
About the project
A popular bakery, Boulangerie Django, opened on the first floor of a social apartment at Nihonbashi-Hamacho, Tokyo, in 2019. The theme came from Czech cubist art. Before the construction, owner-chefs and architects traveled together in Prague and learned the cubist architecture developed from 1911 to 1925 to express their identity at that time as an independent nation. Based on this experience, a new distinctive shop was born using some geometric patterns. The 134 panels with steel plate welding have a Crystal Box ceramic motif designed by Czech architect Pavel Janak in 1911. Wavy lines decorated the floor and the glass facade. The awning repeated a wheat motif used as the bakery logo since its establishment in 2010. V-shaped steel lightings were also specially made. These patterns united a shop space with a factory space. Thus, the bakery shop attracts passengers' attention, and the bread carefully made like a craft, satisfies their appetites.
3-19-4 Hamacho Nihonbashi Chuoku, Tokyo, Japan
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Boulangerie Django was selected to shortlist of the interior section of Sky Design Award 2019.
Boulangerie Django, “The Czech cubist style bakery” reported by Asahi Shimbun Newspaper
Boulangerie Django, “A popular bakery” reported by the real estate news.
Applicant and authors of the project
ATELIER OPA Co., Ltd.
Project by Toshihiko Suzuki (ATELIER OPA) and Takao Nishizawa (buldinglandscape)
Boulangerie Django: Soichiro Kawamoto and Natsuko Kawamoto
Photo: Shinjiro Yamada