House in Nobeoka / Schemata Architects

first_img Number Of Stories:2 storiesSite Area:254.17 m2Building Area:228.35 m2Architect In Charge:Jo NagasakaProject Team:Ryosuke YamamotoCity:NobeokaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Takumi OtaRecommended ProductsSkylightsKalwall®Skyroofs® – Specialty Skyroof® ApplicationsWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. This is a residential renovation project for a couple living in Nobeoka, Miyazaki Prefecture.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThe existing building had served as a residence/factory when the client was a child. The original wood building had started as a residence/shop, and as the business grew, it eventually got expanded by adding extra spaces first and a storage space later, both made of steel structures. As a result, it became a building complex composed of three blocks in the end. It is a two-story building made of a combination of wood and steel structures, with the building area of 230m2 and the total floor area of 440m2. The clients made the decision to renovate the existing building instead of reconstructing it. Initially, this project started as part of a special program organized by a Japanese magazine BRUTUS, which invited readers who wanted to renovate their houses as well as several selected architects, and matched each reader to his/her favorite architect to design the renovation. When we received a postcard from the client outlining his request, we looked up street views of the project site on Google Maps and couldn’t believe the scale of the building: we wondered, “is this really a renovation and not a reconstruction?”Save this picture!© Takumi OtaSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Takumi OtaAfter that, we met and talked with the client and his wife and impressed by their passion to treasure and carry on the legacy of the building used by their family and employees for a long time. As we proceeded with the renovation plan, we discussed further details and found out that the total floor area needed for the client’s life would be as small as 170 m2, even if we accommodated all the requested elements. It meant that we had considerable excess floor areas in relation to the whole.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaAlthough the fact that we had “more floor areas than necessary”, which would never happen in urban areas, was unfamiliar to us, we re-organized the spaces by locating necessary places while inserting voids here and there. And these voids would be kept there in expectation of accommodating the client’s future passion.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaThese voids could not be kept as they were, but they required some costs for repairs and reinforcements, which were considered as a future investment. Keeping these voids is an experimental challenge in a way, because we don’t know exactly what kind of future passion may arise. Yet, such voids, created somewhere between the interior and the building envelope, generates a dynamic space that raises expectations for something to happen. I am not the only one who feels passion for such unknown possibilities. We are looking forward to seeing what will happen here in the future.Save this picture!© Takumi OtaProject gallerySee allShow lessShenzhen Talent Park / AUBESelected ProjectsPalmetto Library / Houser Walker ArchitectureSelected Projects Share Construction: Area:  440 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects House in Nobeoka / Schemata Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs Architects: Schemata Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Takumi Ota+ 19 Share ArchDaily Japancenter_img Year:  2017 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSchemata ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNobeokaJapanPublished on December 27, 2017Cite: “House in Nobeoka / Schemata Architects” 26 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Nobeoka, Japan Ueda Kogyo Co.Ltd. ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House in Nobeoka / Schemata ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Nobeoka / Schemata Architects Photographs:  Takumi Ota Houseslast_img read more