▼带有巨大坡屋顶的建筑，building with a big thatched roof
▼建筑另一侧外观，exterior view on other side
A commercial building was built for a Japanese restaurant, a cafe and small shops sharing a concept that enhances local values of food and materials. It is located in a residential area of a suburban town in Kampala, Uganda. We designed the building with a big thatched roof that complements the gently sloping land at right angles to the contour lines keeping 5 existing trees.
▼屋顶轮廓线与保护树木的缓坡场地呈直角相接的形态，the roof complements the gently sloping land at right angles to the contour lines keeping existing trees
▼保护树木与屋顶形成的室外小空间，small outdoor space formed by existing tree and the roof
The slope was too gradual for people to recognize, so we tried to take advantage of this character through our design. At its lowest point, it is a two-story building, while in the middle, the basement sinks into the landscape. The ground floor, under the level of 4m plus a parking level, is made out of concrete and steel, and 1st floor is made out of timber, eucalyptus.
▼首层空间带有停车场，高度在四米之内，使用混凝土和钢材构造，二层使用桉树木材结构，the ground floor, under the level of 4m plus a parking level, is made out of concrete and steel, and 1st floor is made out of timber, eucalyptus
▼场地最低点的建筑部分高度为两层，位于中间的地下室沉入景观之中，at its lowest point, it is a two-story building, while in the middle, the basement sinks into the landscape
Eucalyptus is normally used only for roof trusses and scaffolding because it tends to shrink, twist and crack. By improving the drying and lumbering process, we have managed to turn them into a sturdy enough material to be used for the main roof structure. To maximize local laborers’ techniques, 16 frames were erected without heavy construction equipment.
▼中部入口左侧空间概览，interior view of the space on the left of the entrance
▼入口右侧空间，space on the right of the entrance
▼借助改良干燥和伐木工艺，建筑师成功的将桉树转变为一种可用于主要屋顶结构的坚固材料，by improving the drying and lumbering process, we have managed to turn them into a sturdy enough material to be used for the main roof structure
This permeable roof design allows for an open space where people come together and seek comfortable refuge from the strong sunlight.
▼渗透性的屋顶设计塑造了一处开放空间，permeable roof design allows for an open space
▼空间成为艳阳之中一处惬意的庇护所，space is a comfortable refuge from the strong sunlight
▼小包间，private dinning room
Location : Kampala Uganda
Use: Commercial（Japanese Restaurant、Cafe、Shop etc）
Site area : 3,371 ㎡
Total floor area: 785㎡
Architect Ikko Kobayashi + Fumi Kashimura / TERRAIN architects
Shinnosuke Yamashita Albert Wasswa
Local architects : Patricia Kayongo Rutiba /Dream Architects
Contractor: Cots Cots Ltd (separately ordering)
Mitsuhiro Kanada / Tokyo University of the Arts
Yoshinori Suzuki, Hinako Igarashi / TECTONICA. INC
Photo: Timothy Latim