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Shop in Osakacho / OHArchitecture

Shop in Osakacho / OHArchitecture

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Kyoto, Japan
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© exp Atsushi Shiotani
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Text description provided by the architects. The site is old town in Kyoto city with old houses called Machiya. There is a width of 4m and a depth of 17m, like these narrow site called "Unagi-no-nedoko (bed for eel)". The owner said to need an apparel shop, an office of that and a function of warehouse.

© exp Atsushi Shiotani
© exp Atsushi Shiotani
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Diagram
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© exp Atsushi Shiotani

When I visited there, I felt a strange atmosphere surrounded of 3sides with tin sheets. The environment was able to imagine a form of machiya build here in the past. But I noticed to often see like the situation, which is suddenly surrounded with tin sheet, while rebuilding for few months in Kyoto city, where are many machiya of multi-span.

© exp Atsushi Shiotani
© exp Atsushi Shiotani

The moment likes an after-image of machiya is maybe a scene, what is a moment of inheriting from a lately building to a new building. I considered to make a way of taking over this inspiration, first, decided to surveying tin sheets of 3sides. Obviously, an adjoining land with inner garden wasn't wall of tin sheets, but the site with a building has the one of a gabled shape, so north side and souse side had a bit difference.

Drawings
Drawings

We try to understand of around environment such a view, getting sunlight and so on, when we usually plan of architecture, in this time, this tin sheets wall of outline is around environment, and I thought if I plan of inner space through afterimage of machiya existed there, I can succeed to the change of this building. That way is easy, I built a roof and a slab for a wall of concrete, which offset a wall of tin sheets to inside. The void of terrace and garden straight a vacant space of an adjoining land, so it gives there comfortable wind and light.

© exp Atsushi Shiotani
© exp Atsushi Shiotani
Sketch 05
Sketch 05
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© exp Atsushi Shiotani

Time passed, a concrete wall succeed to afterimage of machiya when an adjoining building rebuild. In the end, this ascending is a key getting various spaces in old town of Kyoto. I hope to this planning will be good metabolism of this town, which take over history of a space slowly.

© exp Atsushi Shiotani
© exp Atsushi Shiotani

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Cite: "Shop in Osakacho / OHArchitecture" 12 Feb 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/956900/shop-in-osakacho-oharchitecture> ISSN 0719-8884
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