Before 9, Kyoto

Before 9, Kyoto
Before 9, Kyoto
Before 9, Kyoto
Before 9, Kyoto via designboom.com | Photos © Takumi Ota

PUDDLE Turns Traditional Merchants House into Craft Beer Bar in Kyoto

Occupying one of the remaining three ‘machiya’ townhouses in Kyoto, the once typical home-cum-shop for local merchants has been refurbished into a Japanese sake and craft beer bar by PUDDLE. The repurposing element of the project was initiated when the owner — a former sake brewer— wanted to restore his brewery, while preserve the declining number of ‘machiyas’. In the end, the interior followed a mismatch between the existing traditional materials, and the non-traditional prominence towards the front of the structure.

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