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ElementBrandProduct Name
LightingMODULEX
ModuleX80
LightingDAIKO
LightingKOIZUMI Lighting Technology
ApertureSRT Corporation
Curtain railsTOSO

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Lighting
ModuleX80 by MODULEX
Lighting
by DAIKO
Aperture
Curtain rails
by TOSO

Afterimage of the townhouse to be inherited

OHArchitecture as Architects

The site is old town in Kyoto city with old houses called Machiya. There is a width of 4m and a depth of 17m, like these narrow site called "Unagi-no-nedoko (bed for eel)".
The owner said to need an apparel shop, an office of that and a function of warehouse.

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When I visited there, I felt a strange atmosphere surrounded of 3sides with tin sheets. The environment was able to imagine a form of machiya build here in the past. But I noticed to often see like the situation, which is suddenly surrounded with tin sheet, while rebuilding for few months in Kyoto city, where are many machiya of multi-span.

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The moment likes an after-image of machiya is maybe a scene, what is a moment of inheriting from a lately building to a new building. I considered to make a way of taking over this inspiration, first, decided to surveying tin sheets of 3sides.
Obviously, an adjoining land with inner garden wasn't wall of tin sheets, but the site with a building has the one of a gabled shape, so north side and souce side had a bit difference.

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We try to understand of around environment such a view, getting sunlight and so on, when we usually plan of architecture, in this time, this tin sheets wall of outline is around environment, and I thought if I plan of inner space through afterimage of machiya existed there, I can succeed to the change of this building.

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That way is easy, I built a roof and a slab for a wall of concrete, which offset a wall of tin sheets to inside. The void of terrace and garden straight a vacant space of an adjoining land, so it gives there confortable wind and light.

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Time passed, a concrete wall succeed to afterimage of machiya when an adjoining building rebuild. In the end, this ascending is a key getting various space in old town of Kyoto.
I hope to this planing will be good metabolism of this town, which take over history of a space slowly.

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