Located in the center of the city, Fukuoka, at the first Floor of the newly constructed hotel in 2021, we designed a natural wine shop, INU Wines (https://inuwines.net). The hotel share the entrance, and its guests pass by the shop when they enter the building. So, the shop itself is more likely a part of the hotel.
The front area was designed as an extension of the hall to the hotel, so customers enter the shop naturally by entering the building. And the first zone is used for tasting and register. Then, the main wall of the wine cellar separates the zones. The cellar was considered the main "space" for this project and this program. So, we intended the wall to be the main "facade" for this space. The large sliding door on the wall leads customers to a wide range of a ntural wines collections.