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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Tsukiage-An in Kagoshima, Japan By Doyle collection co.,ltd

December 1st, 2012 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Doyle collection co.,ltd

TSUKIAGE-AN is Japan’s traditional famous shop that process seafood called “Satsuma age”. (A deep fried fishcake).This shop locates in the center of Kagoshima-ken, Tenmonkan, which is a sightseeing spot where tourists from home and abroad gather.

A look at the front side of the façade. Symmetry-designed façade and the rhythmical in-store layout complement one another. : Image Courtesy Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

  • Architects: Doyle collection co.,ltd
  • Project: Tsukiage-An
  • Location: Sennichi-cho, Kagoshima-shi, Kagoshima, Japan
  • Designer: Aiji Inoue/ DOYLE COLLECTION CO.,LTD.
  • Year: 7, January,2012
  • Area: 15-4, Sennichi-Cho, Kagoshima-Shi, Kagoshima, Japan
  • Built Area: 81.54sqm
  • Construction: Kounan Kougyou Inc.
  • Client: Nankai Shokuhin Co,.Ltd.
  • Photo Credits: Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

Indirect lighting from the gate shaped frame illuminates the distinct atmosphere in the shop. : Image Courtesy Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

The design of this shop is Japanese modern style. As for the façade, gate shaped frame surround the outer periphery. By adding some lights, it can make differentiation from the other neighboring shops and makes it easier to generate original perspective of the world.

Displays are changed regularly according to the seasons. The shop becomes energetic according to the dynamic lighting effects in the kitchen space. : Image Courtesy Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

We laid out big display space to express the four seasons, for Satsuma age’s flavor and type vary according to each seasons.

One of the characteristics of the shop’s interior design is the louver in the ceiling. Up from the middle top, slanted ceiling add up the impression of “Wa” (Japanese style). The continuity of the louver has the helpful effect of leading the customers farther into the shop.

Wooden ceiling slats guide customers deeper into the space, where they find a more intimate area. : Image Courtesy Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

What’s more, there are one another characteristic in this shop. You can see how “Satsuma age” are processed in the kitchen. This gives a sense of excitement. You will visually notice that very fresh sea foods are used here. All of the tables and furniture are made full sized mock-up. We carefully examined the size, height, visibility of the products in details, All are custom made and are designed for ease of use.

High and low shelves hung from the ceiling make good space balance. Unleveled stones used in the poles and fixtures look black or green when viewed from different angles. : Image Courtesy Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

We used the shop’s logo as a hint to make original patterned cloth to garnish the wall surface of the displays.  The materials are woven by the same technique as the kimono’s “Obi”. This will give both sophisticated and splendid impression.

Louver in the ceiling that is bent over at the middle evokes Japanese style houses. : Image Courtesy Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

Doyle Collection co., ltd.

Doyle Collection co., ltd. was established by Aiji Inoue in 2011, based in Tokyo.

Aiji Inoue, CEO of Doyle Collection, has been an Interior Architect for 11 years at Japanese famous design studio. He has created many projects and became highly evaluated by the time at which is finished. The special feature of his works is sequence. His work has expanded from Japan to Asia in only one year.

Fresh ingredients made in the shop are displayed in the store fixtures. All fixtures are special ordered item. There are warming and refrigerating functions to suit the peculiarities of the products. : Image Courtesy Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

Set symbolic logo on the wall surface. To embed wooden grids into the painted wall surface is one of the Japanese traditional methods. : Image Courtesy Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

Panels decorated on the wall surface are woven with fabric that is used in original patterned kimono’s “obi”. Soft texture and rectilinear design make a good contrast. : Image Courtesy Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

Panels placed at the innermost of the shop are made with original fabric. When combining the image designs of summer on the right and winter on the left side, it adds brightness to the shop. : Image Courtesy Satoru Umetsu/ Nacasa&Partners

Image Courtesy Doyle collection co.,ltd.

Image Courtesy Doyle collection co.,ltd.

Image Courtesy Doyle collection co.,ltd.

Image Courtesy Doyle collection co.,ltd.

Image Courtesy Doyle collection co.,ltd.

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