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  7. Former Fuji Ice Plant / O.F.D.A.

Refurbishment in Architecture

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Former Fuji Ice Plant / O.F.D.A.

  • 20:00 - 3 June, 2016
Former Fuji Ice Plant / O.F.D.A.
© Rino Kawasaki
© Rino Kawasaki

© Rino Kawasaki © Rino Kawasaki © Rino Kawasaki © Rino Kawasaki + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Taku Sakaushi, Yusuke Sagawa, Hirofumi Nakagawa, Soichiro Omura
  • Area

    219.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

  • Structure Engineer

    Kanebako Structural Engineers
  • Construction

    Takiguchi Kenchiku
  • Land Size

    1540 sqm
  • Building Area

    92 spm
  • More Specs Less Specs
© Rino Kawasaki
© Rino Kawasaki
Plan 1
Plan 1

Text description provided by the architects. 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.

© Rino Kawasaki
© 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. 

© Rino Kawasaki
© 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.

© Rino Kawasaki
© Rino Kawasaki

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Cite: "Former Fuji Ice Plant / O.F.D.A." 03 Jun 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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