ŌYANE / DO.DO. - Shelving, TableŌYANE / DO.DO. - ChairŌYANE / DO.DO. - WindowsŌYANE / DO.DO. - Door, Facade, WindowsŌYANE / DO.DO. - More Images+ 24

Hasami, Japan
  • Architects: DO.DO.
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  140
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Photographs
    Photographs: Takumi Ota
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  SK Kaken, Saggar
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ŌYANE / DO.DO. - Facade
©  Takumi Ota

Text description provided by the architects. My client runs a shop and gallery of the famous Saikai porcelain of Hasami Town in Nagasaki, Japan.

ŌYANE / DO.DO. - Shelving, Table
©  Takumi Ota

My question when working on this project was: ‘What can I do which can only be done with this client?’ The answer was a total revamp of the internal and external structure while realizing the spirits of the artists using the materials of Saikai porecelain.

ŌYANE / DO.DO. - Chair
©  Takumi Ota

A new entrance was built to improve passage to the shop located on the B1 floor. Built in a wall of a storage space on the 1F, a large staircase and elevator guides visitors to the shop space, which consumes both floors.

ŌYANE / DO.DO. - Door, Facade, Windows
©  Takumi Ota
ŌYANE / DO.DO. - Image 10 of 29
©  Takumi Ota

A roofed-patio with restroom was placed on the outisde where markets and workshops can take place to promote the porcelain. Remnants of the porcelain artistry can be seen throughout the structure. The white cases called ‘boshi’, found near the counter and walls, were used for firing up the pottery in the old days. 

ŌYANE / DO.DO. - Windows
©  Takumi Ota
ŌYANE / DO.DO. - Table, Chair
©  Takumi Ota

The lamps and signs throughout the structure were also created using porcelain. The roof of the main structure resembles that of a typical old factory found throughout this area. The floor contains pieces of porcelain which were mixed into the concrete.

ŌYANE / DO.DO. - Image 18 of 29
©  Takumi Ota

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Address:859-3701, Japan

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Cite: "ŌYANE / DO.DO." 14 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/867133/oyane-do> ISSN 0719-8884

©  Takumi Ota


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