This project involved redesigning the former illegal sex shop (common name is “Chonnoma”) to the artist in residence as part of “Koganecho Bazaar 2016”.
▼切入的斜墙将街道融入展示空间的一部分，the oblique CUT pulled the surroundings as part of the exhibition space
▼切入空间内部的斜墙，CUT in the space
▼内部空间与周边的视线关系，the relationship of the internal space and surrounding area
“Koganecho Bazaar” is an art festival held every year since 2008， in Koganecho area of Yokohama， Kanagawa prefecture. Therefore， Koganecho has art everywhere， the town itself is the exhibition space. We thought to cut into the long and narrow space of the existing building and to create oblique facade with depth from frontal road. CUT is continuous with the town， and it becomes an exhibition space where people going around are pulled in by having a different axis from the surrounding building.
▼改造后的内部空间，the interior after renovation
We converted from negative situation with activity hidden from town by spatial form of “Chonnoma” to positive situation with activity opened to town by CUT.
▼斜墙上的窗体增添了空间的趣味性，the openings on the CUT create a playful environment
▼狭窄的空间，the long and narrow space
▼斜墙后的工作空间，working space behind the CUT
▼有梯子进入二层，the ladder leads to the space on upper floor
▼二层空间，the view on upper level
▼空间中的细节，the detial in the space
Architects： persimmon hills architects / yusuke kakinoki + shuhei hirooka
Location： kanagawa， japan
Use： studio and gallery
Total floor area： 20 sqm / 215 sqf
Number of stories： 2 stories
Construction： anzai koumuten
Art： rafael lima itoh
Photography： kenta hasegawa