The project is located in Akutagawa, Takatsuki city, Osaka which is a neighbouring city of Kyoto.
This city is renowned for its history of tradition and local business.
The owner decided to renovate a cafe on the existing ground floor, so communicate to all generations where her grew up all her life.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Concept is Dance of wind.
The deep floor space provided good natural ventilation.
As the both ends of the space provide routes for wind, it allows dance of wind to happen within the space which is represented by those pillars.
Unique location of timber pillars blur the boundary of inside and outside.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
The design aim is to provide a space for encounters not just of wind, but between people and place, and people and people.
The project provides a garden area to enjoy tea and sweets.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The project started in November 2013 in Osaka and finished in October 2014.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Interior Space and Exhibition Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The space was designed to create an atmosphere that provides senses of security and trust to customers so that it would put them.
Placement of 45mm prisms with certain rhythm separates kitchen space, drink space. Circular partition creates security for customers at cafe who are more often than not vulnerable.
The prisms are not painted for the purpose of leaving the rawness of the material open to be touched and felt, and ultimately contribute to the process of alteration, not aging, over time.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Main Structure:existing building
area:103,5 square meters
Wall: AEP paint
Ceiling: Deck plate with spray paint
Flooring: Clear dust-proof paint on AEP paint
Partition wall: 45 mm square wooden pillar (Constructional material of wall)
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I did not make a door to cut costs.
We did not make walls and challenged to design the space with 45mm prisms only.
Instead of buying new lighting fixtures, I used the original lighting fixtures as indirect lighting.
By making many decisions, we were able to create a simple but elegant space.
TEAM MEMBERS (7) :
Design: Tomonobu Kawakami, in-charge: Aki Hasuike, Logo Design: Mitsuru Yuge(GARAK GRAPHIC), Iron Works: Masanobu Hanazato(LOOP various metal art), Constructor: TAKE Koumuten, Fixtures: Tomoaki Sumi(atelier kitch) and Photo: Yuko Tada
Image #1~#5: Photographer Yuko Tada, 2014.
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