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TAKENAKA CARPENTRY TOOLS MUSEUM

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a work in TAKENAKA
Location: Chuo-ku, Kobe-city, Japan
Main Use: Museum
Number of stories: 1 floor above ground plus 2 basement floor
Structure: S, RC
The design for this project focuses on the theme “connecting people and nature, connecting tradition and innovation.” The architecture itself becomes a manifestation of the skills and spirit of craftsman that can be passed on to future generations. Visitors can feel the spirits through the interaction with real, built things.


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KOBE INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR & SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL HARMONIE HALL

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a work in TAKENAKA
Location: Suma-ku, Kobe-city, Hyogo
Main Use: gymnasium
Number of stories: 1 floor above ground
Structure: W, RC
This building is a wood structural framed gymnasium in concert with the surrounding environment. The Kobe International Junior High School and Senior High School Harmonie Hall was based on an idea of a clear and open axial plan utilizing concrete and wood to respond to the campus’ history while creating a new relationship with the natural landscape. Harmonie Hall is an ancillary facility that includes a gymnasium that can be used as both a basketball court and an auditorium. Functionally, gyms tend to be enclosed spaces removed from their surrounding environment, but this time, by utilizing a wood structural frame, the building is in concert with the vibrant local environment as much as possible.


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Othello House

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Location: Takatsuki-city, Osaka
Main Use: house
Number of stories: 2 floor above ground
Structure: W

The reverse of the functions on the first and second floor in a house provides richer life. In general, in Japan, there are living, dining, bath, etc on the first floor, and bed rooms on the second floor. Living on fist floor is generally dark due to the typical Japanese houses’ characters of a narrow land and fences surrounding it. This house has just bed rooms on the first floor to get a garden, a car park, a open space, etc, and all of other rooms on the second floor to be filled with light and breezes. Furthermore, this rearrangement provides privacy because of the different spending places between this owner and the neighbors.


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WiL Women's inspirational Library

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Location: Fukui-city, Fukui
Client: Fukui Bank Main Use: women's consultation office
Floor area: 155m2
Fukui Bank is willing to support women who work in Fukui because the dual income ratio in Fukui is the highest in Japan. In this place, women can find interesting books divided according to their life stages, and get some information of their interests and solutions to their problems. The design intent of this big table is that each woman can find their own favorite spaces to relax, read them, talk with their friends, take part in some workshops, while they can feel the bonds of friendship by spending their time on only one table.


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Apartment Renovation in Koshienguchi

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Location: Koshienguchi, Nishinomiya-city, Hyogo

Main Use: house
Constraction Type: renovation
写真: Kento Morita


Make a round. Feel breezes.
A Japanese-style room was changed to a walk-in closet. it enables one to pass through from a living on the south side to a study room on the north side. It means that one can makes a round; corridor→living→walk-in closet→study room→corridor. This renovation causes the efficiency of housework and diversity of circulation. This walk in closet connects the window on the south side with the one on the north side and let breezes flow through.


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Manufacturer: KIMURA Co., Ltd.
Country of Manufacture: Indonesia
Material: teak・ rattan
Overall: Arm Chair W59 D53 H73 SH43(cm)
        Armless Chair W52 D47 H73 SH43(cm)
        Stool W40 D36 H43(cm)
        Bench W125 D36 H43(cm)
        Table W160 D85 H72(cm)
This chair is used both as a dinnig one and as a personal one. The seat is made of rattan to provide confortable elasticity and excellent breathability. The arms have a sophisticated shape to have a carefree time. The weight is light to carry. The size is arranged to stow the chair under the desk and have no feeling of oppression. This chair proposes a new way to eat and relax in a house.