Located in Japan, Brownie is a bakery shop and residence which utilizes a unique layout to meet the needs of the owners. Designed by Uchida Architect Design Office, this structure serves the residents and bakery visitors. The entrance is set between the house and the shop, allowing for integration of the two areas. The structure fans out from the entrance, with the bakery to the southeast and the home to the northwest. This layout also allows the users to fully experience the natural surroundings: the windows are positioned to maximize viewing.
Merging two programs in one structure is often a challenge for designers. Uchida rose to this challenge with a unique floor plan that serves both program and environment. Well done!