O Dwelling Renovation / Yasuhiro Sawa Design Office
Text description furnished by the architects. This is a renovation job in a city positioned in the northern section of Kyoto.
The existing building was at first a manufacturing unit for weaving, an sector that has existed in this city for a lengthy time, but now it is not staying utilised for its primary reason but as a warehouse. When we gained the request, the customer preferred to demolish the creating and make a new lower-charge dwelling for his relatives in its spot.
When we visited the web-site and noticed the building, it was overflowing with stuff, but it was roomy with high ceilings, and over all, the structural design and style of the ceiling was really attractive. I straight away proposed the use of the current constructing (renovation) to the consumer and was able to get his acceptance.
We have been heading to alter the use of the constructing from a manufacturing facility to a warehouse and then to a household, but when we considered about converting the making to a property, we could not make a big opening in the exterior wall because there was a auto servicing manufacturing facility nearby. It was a pity that we couldn’t develop a substantial opening, but in its place, I imagined residing in the creating though seeking at the ceiling composition, which I believed was very gorgeous when I first observed it.
The building was at first a manufacturing facility, so the ceilings ended up large, and on the lookout at the stunning structure of the ceilings designed me really feel as if I were being looking at a all-natural landscape these as the mountains or the sky. When securing the vital place (the minimum amount for a household of four), we arrived up with a whole lot of suggestions and proposed them to the customer, among which ended up the discrete prepare, the curved program, the ring plane, and the house-formed approach.
All of them had been interesting to us and we desired to realize all of them, but in the stop, we made the decision on the curve strategy. Later on on, we introduced all the versions we employed for the presentation to the client’s relatives, and their two daughters made use of their dolls to simulate the way they dwell. The two daughters utilised their dolls to simulate how they would reside, and we were being ready to carry in the men and women who recognized the finest.
The curve approach is a system that incorporates a section of the circle that does not in shape within the large rectangular creating, and it is a prepare that considers the beauty of the line at the leading of the wall when the wonderful ceiling composition is seen from the ground degree. The wall is curved and the way of the flooring is angled in relation to the curved wall. The building is rectangular, but the system is built to develop a feeling of mysterious spatial growth.