Located in a quiet residential area of the city of Komatsu, Ishikawa prefecture. Kashi Kobo Yodogawa is a sweets shop of cake rolls with eat-in corners. The building is planned as an extension of an existing house with a narrow void space and so naturally it consists of a front retail space and a back kitchen in the narrow floor planning.
The emphasis of design is a spread in the perpendicular direction so that customers and staff have a feeling of spaciousness even in a limited space.
Since in a heavy snow area, the roof shape sloping forward and backward is derived by preventing snow fall to adjoining land. High windows in a gap crossed between the different slanted ceilings of the store and the kitchen create varied atmospheres both in and outside and the opening under the windows connects each space visually. All these windows contribute to have a feel for the depth of and beyond the building.
The asphalt shingle roof on the external wall, which is the same as the roofing, is chosen not only to avoid dirt by rain but also expecting the fine patterns will be an icon in monotonous streets of the residential area.