Text description provided by the architects. Japan studio based, BAUM, has just finished a renovation of Tsuchinao Shikki, an atelier producing original collection of Echizen pottery and lacquer-ware with over 1500 years of history. Located along a narrow street in suburban Kawada, in Fukui prefecture, the shop present a rectangular shape with six meter of frontage.
The interior seeks a balance between tradition and modernity, in a minimal interpretation. The architects choose the wood as main material to convey a warm spatial experience of the Japanese craft sensibility. The lacquer-ware shop includes two storey connected by a steal staircase. The second level is dedicated to workshops.
To highlight the craftsmanship of the place, the studio designed particular furniture in a shape of pottery, painted with the unique japanese lacquerware "urushi".