This Ankara Store Resides Within a 1940s-Era House in Saitama

By: Rebecca Byers - Feb 25, 2016
Located in the Japanese city of Saitama, this Ankara store is a stunning example of the serious character reclaimed materials can bring to a space. Situated within a newly restored single-story wooden home that dates back to the 1940s, the stylized boutique also boasts the benefit of offering a relaxing garden on the north side of the house.

Located just five minutes from Omiya Station in the Saitama Prefecture, the Ankara store leaves much of its exposed beams bare and opts for plywood panels to serve as pillars separating the various sections of the boutique and creating a sense of flow in the space. The interior of the space has also been painted white as to maximize the supply of natural light entering through the windows.