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It is an atelier and residence for a painter and a designer couple. It is a space where they and their only son spend the day, and also regularly exhibits works as a gallery and holds parties. In order to receive various activities, we need room for air volume and spatial intonation. By distorting the inside of one large volume, we sought a space that would vibrate in response to the weight of activity.Due to the severe climate such as strong winds and heavy snowfall, the opening is limited to the north and south sides, and the east and west edges of the site are cut in a parallelogram plan with auxiliary lines facing north and south. The gabled ridge is arranged diagonally, and the height of the ceiling is different as if twisting from south to north. The atelier, which requires uniform light and high ceilings, is located on the north side, and the residence is located on the south side, where the energy efficiency of sunlight is high. The volume is divided into three lengthwise directions, and a core is installed between the atelier and the residence. A passage connecting the atelier and the residence was created around the center of the core. Normally, he lives by going back and forth between the atelier and the residence, which are divided into two. At the time of the exhibition, the space with high ceilings and wide walls is continuously used from the atelier to the corridor that runs through the core and into the living room of the house. At the opening of an exhibition, etc., the atelier and residence are used together, including the north and south gardens.
For an artist who lives, works, and expresses himself in the local area, it has become a hollow architecture that touches the soil, opens to two skies, and changes the flow according to the activity.。

use : atelier and residence
site : Shiga, Japan
site area : 367.99 sqm
building area : 83.54 sqm
total floor area : 77.35 sqm
building scale : single story
structure system : wood
structural engineer : Takashi Manda;
Takashi Manda Structural Design
complete : 2014
photo credit : Yohei Sasakura