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Architect, Architectural firm, Takao Shiotsuka / Takao Shiotsuka Atelier
Location, Oita-city, Oita, JAPAN
Use, Office, gallery, studio, house
Site Area, 158 m2
Gross Floor Area, 288 m2
Building Area, 96 m2
Building Scope, building 3 floor all
Structure, reinforced concrete
Exterior Finishes, Multi-layer wall coatings gross paint
Interior Finishes, emulsion matt paint
Photo credit : Toshiyuki Yano
30 years ago.
The building has 12 rooms in total, and each floor is 4 rooms. The
whole was converted to the building where various usages such as offices
and galleries and dwellings existed together.
It is located at the urban center, and there is only a little space
between this building and the next building.
First of all, the environment in the site is improved as the veranda
and eaves are removed, and a natural lighting and ventilation are secured.
Only a concrete structure was left, and all other interior materials and
equipment were removed.
And, a part of concrete wall was cut out, and all rooms in the same floor
were enabled to pass freely.
is caught with the one that is monotonous and not interesting if it
sees from one side.
However, we tried not to change the monotonous "Combination of 12 rooms
and 2 stairs", and to change it into the spaces that can flexibly
correspond to various conditions (change in usage and necessary area etc.).
been stripped off. And, it is seen on the way of the sculpture.
We welcomed this wall design that had arisen without any relation to the
intention of the design. To give the feature to a monotonous, inorganic space.
To emphasize the characteristic of primordial form more, the inside and
outside was painted pure white,only arranging the minimum because of
satisfying the function was set up.
We think that this space can be transformed while only following to the
situation that will change from now on by beginning only this.
1965 Born in Fukuoka Prefecture
1987 Graduatede from Department of Architectural Engineering,Faculty
of Engineering,Oita University
1989 Completed the Master Course,Oita University
1989-93 Worked at Archaic Associates
1994 Established Takao Shiotsuka Atelier
2002- Currently lecture at Kyusyu University, Oita university