Suppose Design Office designed a renovation proposal for the Hill of Water and Sculpture in Japan. The project is situated in an industrial area along the Tokyo Bay. In the proposal, existing structures are converted into individual tower like sculptures. The sculptures meet the ground in an interesting manner, as each rests upon a curved base. The structures are connected to the existing beams located in the industrial area and the building’s varying heights create a balanced composition. The interior spaces are formed around the existing infrastructure and create a new type of space for people to experience the existing components of the site, in addition to the new sculptures.
More images after the break.
Located in Niihama in Ehime, Japan, the Café la Miell lacked the space needed to accommodate the number of daily customers. To combat this shortcoming, the client wished to open a new café across the street that would be able to hold 80 customers. To create the new Café la Miell, Suppose Design Office utilized the one meter drop of the site so that instead of having a standard two story café, as the client requested, the café would become a split level space with one floor at the building’s base level, and one at street level.
More about the cafe after the break.
Suppose Design Office has just shared with us their latest work for the Diesel Denim Gallery in Aoyama, Japan. While Makoto Tanijiri, the principle of Suppose, has designed over 60 residences (several of which we have featured previously on AD) his work also includes commercial and exhibition spaces. Tanijiri and Masaaki Takahashi, an independent writer and editor specializing in various fields of design and this exhibit’s curator, have created a gallery space for the Diesel clothing line. The Diesel Denim Gallery, the signature store of the brand name, functions as a gallery space for art installations and exhibits throughout the year showcasing talented rising artists. For this year’s store installation, Tanijiri has created an “innovative art space” entitled Nature Factory.
More about the Nature Factory after the break.
Architects: Suppose Design Office
Location: Itabashi, Tokyo, Japan
Program: Personal house
Structure: Wooden structure, 2 stories
Site area: 174.75 sqm
Building area: 44.41m
Total floor area: 111.78 sqm
Design year: 2006-2008
Construction year: 2008-2009
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano from Nacasa&Partners Inc.