This plan is a project of the store combination house which is not seized with the established concept such as "the Japanese food stores such as cafe" in "dwelling, such as a shop". Because we were the land where a site was built along former 53 stations of the Tokaido of the Minakuchi in which was the 50th post town of 53 stages of the Tokaido, the building did it with the placement plan that we prepared in neighboring cityscape and did first floor region with simple space constitution to assume a store, did second floor region a house.
From the desire to Japanese stores to feel free to clients such as the cafe, and the spatial configuration of natural yet Japanese store, we designed aimed at stores that one women even put willingly store part of the first floor. Also, the residential part of the second floor is for his wife who works in a clothing store, it was thought that the partitioning to calm the space, such as clothes and furniture as shop.
Further, it is to display it in steps to become the bench and also become a desk floor we noticed. We direct the space attractive consecutive in a horizontal plane in which such different height difference.