COCOCHI Comfort Gallery “UTSUWA” / UID Architects

COCOCHI Comfort Gallery “UTSUWA” / UID Architects

© Koji Fujii/Nacása & Partners Inc© Koji Fujii/Nacása & Partners Inc© Koji Fujii/Nacása & Partners Inc© Koji Fujii/Nacása & Partners Inc+ 21

Fukuyama, Japan
  • Architects: UID Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  66
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013
  • Photographs photographs:  Koji Fujii/Nacása & Partners Inc
  • Consultants:IKE Structural Design, Hidekazu Ikeda, structural, Toshiya Ogino Environment
  • General Contractor:Daiwa Construction Co. Ltd, Michiaki Mitani, Ichiro Kashiwabara
  • City:Fukuyama
  • Country:Japan
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Text description provided by the architects. The community center hosts a range seminars and events, providing a much needed destination for individuals and organizations to congregate.

The design is characterized by repeated wooden louvers that enclose a shaded volume at ground level, serving as a buffer zone between internal and external space.

© Koji Fujii/Nacása & Partners Inc
© Koji Fujii/Nacása & Partners Inc

Throughout the plan, areas of plantation allow the building to establish a direct and intimate relationship with nature.

The use of timber continues internally with plywood furnishings and fittings incorporated within a studio that is articulated across two levels.

A staircase leads to a comfortable lounge area situated at the uppermost story, which provides a relaxed and hospitable environment for its visitors.

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First Floor Plan

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Address:Tajiricho, Fukuyama, Hiroshima, Japan

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Cite: "COCOCHI Comfort Gallery “UTSUWA” / UID Architects" 10 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/495160/cocochi-comfort-gallery-utsuwa-uid-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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