There is a small two-storied house which was built a half century ago. And about 40 years ago, a wooden hut with a gable roof was extended on the terrace of the house.
The project was to make the hut on the terrace into an office & showroom.
The terrace had been extended without any plans for 40 years, and unplanned big and small frames, such as beams, pillars and bunches were running in the air.At first, I took it very negatively. But when I looked at it from a different position, I realized that it could be a unique object.
After giving moderate reinforcement, I did a thorough space arrangement by covering all the surfaces, such as floors, walls and garrets with gray painted flooring materials in symmetry.
Now only the white painted frameworks run in the air inside of the shape of this gable roof hut. This is a garret office & showroom where only the history of the hut itself and the clothes come to the surface.
Project name: 1996
Design: Koichi Futatsumata (CASE-REAL)
Client: Alohanine Co., Ltd
Principal use: office & showroom
Site: Fukuoka, Japan
Photo: Hiroshi Mizusaki