Renovation of former Fuji Ice Plant by Sakaushi Lab

A functionally and design-wise open architecture.

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Unused former ice plant in Fujiyoshida City was converted into a complex building consists of a day nursery on the ground floor, a community kitchen on the 1st floor, and an NPO office on the 2nd floor.

▼项目概览,overview of the project © Rino Kawasaki


A tunnel-like passage was created, which has a big opening and a staircase inside. Its wall and ceiling have Japanese cedar finish, and the rooms connected with the staircase have the same finish, emphasizing the connection of two different worlds.

▼入口空间,entrance space © Rino Kawasaki

▼楼梯旁的日间托儿所,day nursery next to the staircase © Rino Kawasaki

▼日间托儿所室内,interior day nursery © Rino Kawasaki

▼楼梯的墙面和天花板均由日本雪松板制成,wall and ceiling of entrance stair are made of Japanese cedar © Rino Kawasaki

▼楼梯与房间相连的地方采用雪松板材质,overview of the project © Rino Kawasaki

▼多功能室,overview of the project © Rino Kawasaki

▼从多功能室看向楼梯,view from multipurpose space to staircase © Rino Kawasaki

▼二层楼梯间,second floor stairwell © Rino Kawasaki

▼三层办公空间的入口,entrance to office space on the third floor © Rino Kawasaki

▼办公空间,office space © Rino Kawasaki

▼从主管办公室看向办公空间,view from president seat to office space © Rino Kawasaki

▼办公空间细部,office space details © Rino Kawasaki

▼榻榻米休息室,tatami space © Rino Kawasaki


It is an experiment to remodel an old closed building into a functionally and design-wise open architecture. Comparable concepts are adopted in many renovation projects all over Japan today.

▼夜景,night view © Sakaushi Lab

▼一层平面,first floor plan © Sakaushi Lab

▼二层平面,second floor plan © Sakaushi Lab

▼三层平面,third floor plan © Sakaushi Lab

▼剖面,section © Sakaushi Lab

Architects: Taku Sakaushi Laboratory, Tokyo Univ. of Science
Location: Fujiyoshida-shi,Yamanashi
Architects In Charge: Taku Sakaushi, Yusuke Sagawa, Hirofumi Nakagawa, Soichiro Omura
Use: office, kindergarten
Land Size : 1540 sqm
Building area: 92 spm
Total floor area: 219 spm
Year: Feb. 2016
Structure Engineer: Kanebako Structural Engineers
Construction: Takiguchi Kenchiku
Photography: Rino Kawasaki

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