This is an attempt to bring an up-to-date look to the local beach of Innoshima island which has often been bypassed by tourists.
The facility is one of the projects called Nagisa-no-Koban (Sea Patrol Stations) undertaken by the Nippon Foundation across Japan. The client himself requested us to create a gathering place to revitalize the appeal of his native island.
The simple cube-shaped building set at the corner of a local park blends in with the beautiful beach. The building is completely clad in black slate, including the roof, except for the dark glazed front which is surrounded by a stylized angled timber architrave.
The undivided 19mx15m interior space is going to be used as a lounge, a serviced office, a children’s book library and a café. The façade windows are designed to frame the seasonal views of the beach of the Inland Sea. The outdoor terrace will work as a viewing deck to watch ships coming and going.
We hope this venue will become a tourist site on Innoshima offering a place for visitors to enjoy the tranquil beauty of this remote island.
1. Cladding: slate, GRAND NEXT Simple, KMEW Co., Ltd.
2. Roofing: slate, COLOR BEST Colonial GLASSA, KMEW Co., Ltd.
3. Flooring: Wood Plastics Combination (WPC) flooring, Communication Tough, DAIKEN CORPORATION
4. Louver: noncombustible wood-grain louver, GRAVIO Louver UB, DAIKEN CORPORATION
5. Interior/Outdoor lighting: Track lights and Recessed lights with wireless dimmer, Smart LEDS Fit, ENDO Lighting Corporation
6. Interior lighting: Pendant lamp, gg TYPE-I, Feel Lab
7. Interior furniture: Sofa, Chair, Table and Bookshelf, Kitoki/Waon/Kaname/Maai series designed by Makoto Koizumi, Wakaba Kagu