Kizunaya Building / Alphaville Architects

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  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  121
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Kei Sugino
  • Lead Architects: Kentaro Takeguchi + Asako Yamamoto
  • Structural Engineer: Takashi Manda
  • City: Kyoto
  • Country: Japan
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Kizunaya Building / Alphaville Architects - Facade
© Kei Sugino

Text description provided by the architects. The atelier, gallery, and residence for mourning jewelry artist are integrated into one building at central Kyoto. Here, the designer, who specializes in commemorative jewelry that encloses hairs and ashes of the deceased loved ones, shares the jewelry making process with his guests from all over Japan.

Kizunaya Building / Alphaville Architects - Windows, Beam
© Kei Sugino
Floor Plans
Kizunaya Building / Alphaville Architects - Beam, Windows
© Kei Sugino

The building is consist of the wooden frame of the traditional module, the longitudinal wooden wall forming the gate which welcomes guests, and the layers of openings which assure the transparency towards the street as the traditional townhouses.

Kizunaya Building / Alphaville Architects - Beam, Handrail
© Kei Sugino

We superimposed such rules and inserted wave walls sandwiching the staircase between the drawing-room and the production room to make the 3-dimensionally rich relations between different but continuous programs. At last, each space as working making or living space faces the city with having different distance. The programs and contexts resonate each other.

Kizunaya Building / Alphaville Architects - Windows, Beam
© Kei Sugino
Sectional Perspective
Kizunaya Building / Alphaville Architects - Windows, Beam, Handrail
© Kei Sugino

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Address:Nakagyo Ward, 柳馬場三条上ル油屋町94-1 絆屋ビルヂング, 〒604-8103 Kyoto, Japan

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Cite: "Kizunaya Building / Alphaville Architects" 02 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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