Two-story building damaged by the typhoon has been renovated into a one-story “GARAGE”. 2nd floor was fully demolished, main structure of 1st floor was remained and only minimum required place were covered by roof. Where there were originally windows and non-roof covered area, orange nets are newly installed.
Regardless of material (wood or steel), they are painted in silver color and overlapped each other to be converted into the different shade of color and express its own texture highlighted by the purple lighting. It creates various expressions during the day and night event though it is made of same material.
Roof and frame here are the only architectural elements. Old steel beams which were the original layout of the house are still existing, in different size and shape,
although they are not perfect, but they are complete in themselves being a rich landscape as if one had cut out some old days. Therefore, we decided to stack new wooden purlins and joists on top of old steel beams to create the roof in which the old and new materials are integrated, wishing for the landscape of a new era. As a result, the roof greets a new era in which “necessary structures” and “unnecessary structures” vaguely coexisted.
“Roof covered space” and “Non-covered space” can be rephrased as “functional space” and “empty space” (zero function space). “GARAGE” we try to create and integrate here, could mean more than its original meaning.
We hope also that our renovation makes further expand view seen from "House in Sakura", creates new flow between each location and gives huge liberty to this large surrounding.
The project that started with typhoon has been completed while corona situation continued. We go through natural disasters every year, and the environment changes every day as well. It would be good to have such a flexible space & architecture that does not functionally sensitive in this whole precarious age.