Keiji Ashizawa builds Blue Bottle Coffee's Tokyo outpost around volcanic-ash counter

Brick-like tiles with a volcanic ash glaze created by Formafantasma and textured concrete walls feature in this coffee shop in Shibuya, Tokyo, by Japanese studio Keiji Ashizawa Design.

Located a short walk from Tokyo’s busy downtown area, this Blue Bottle Coffee outpost was conceived as an urban retreat sandwiched between two parks.

It serves coffee during the day and appetisers and natural wine in the evenings.

Brown tiles with a volcanic ash glaze feature throughout the interior of Blue Bottle Coffee Shibuya

Keiji Ashizawa Design, which also designed the coffee brand’s Yokohama outpost, wanted to create

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