FabCafe

FabCafe by Naruse Inokuma Architects
The cafe is located next to one of Tokyo’s busiest shopping centers. The site is on a triangular corner between a street that leads to Shibuya station and an elevated expressway.

FabCafe by Naruse Inokuma Architects
The laser cutter sits in the middle of the 90 m2 (969 ft2) irregular floor plan. Seating is placed so that everyone can get a good view of the machine as it plots the customers’ latest creations. The fabrication process inside is also broadcast on a monitor on the wall.

FabCafe by Naruse Inokuma Architects
The space hosts creative get togethers, workshops, and parties. We recently dropped in on a tower building competition where contestants were asked to laser cut their own template and erect a tower from just one A2 sheet of card (you can see the pictures on our Facebook page).

This innovative cafe was conceived through a collaboration between the architects, Naruse Inokuma Architects, and the client, Loftwork