House for Contemporary Art Residence

House for Contemporary Art Residence, Home, Fukui Building, New Japanese Property

House for Contemporary Art Residence

New Japanese Property in Fukui – design by Ryumei Fujiki + Yukiko Sato / F.A.D.S

21 Apr 2016

House for Contemporary Art Residence in Fukui

Design: Ryumei Fujiki + Yukiko Sato / F.A.D.S

Location: Fukui Prefecture, Japan

The House for Contemporary Art Residence

INSPIRATION:
We designed this home for an art appreciator and amateur artist who wanted a house like an art museum. Planned with careful consideration for air circulation as well as for the harsh, snowy climate of the Japan Sea coast, the structure is composed of white boxes of varying scale that frame spaces like pictures.

House for Contemporary Art Residence in Fukui

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
SEAMLESS SPATIAL COMPOSITION
You can circulate through the spaces in this home looking at the owner’s collection of artwork just as if you were passing through galleries in a museum.

House for Contemporary Art Residence in Fukui

RESPONSE TO THE ENVIRONMENT
The first was dealing with the snow. In regions with heavy snow, the shape of the roof is very important. Many homes are built on the assumption that someone will shovel the snow off the roof, but that’s a lot of heavy work, and dangerous. We decided on a flat roof with no parapet that would stay relatively snow-free because of wind action. Our second thing was to create good airflow.

House for Contemporary Art Residence in Fukui

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
You can circulate through the spaces in this home looking at the owner’s collection of artwork just as if you were passing through galleries in a museum.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Fukui Prefecture, JAPAN

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Reinforced Concrete 1 Story high

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Site Area 246.48 sqm / Building Area 137.10 sqm / Total Floor Area 135.56 sqm

House for Contemporary Art Residence in Fukui

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
It goes without saying that our top priority was fulfilling the client’s wishes. We began by measuring the many works of art that the client had created and collected over the years. Next, we held a number of planning meetings to discuss where to display each work of art, among other issues. For instance, we determined the height of the living room ceiling based on the wall size that could accommodate a painting measuring over 1.5 x 1 meter. In addition to the art collection, the client also has a large number of old records, mostly jazz. It was important for us to figure out a way to display them.

CHALLENGE:
To encourage natural ventilation, we created a temperature differential by designing two gardens, one on the south side that would warm up easily, and one on the north side that would remain cool. This is a traditional design method used in Kyoto townhouses.

TEAM MEMBERS:
Ryumei Fujiki, Yukiko Sato, Yasutaka Konishi (Structural Engineer), Osamitsu Kagenaga (MEP/FP Engineer), Kazuo Shuto (Electrical Engineer), Matsuta Koumuten Co., Ltd. (Contractor), Kazunari Yamada (Constr. Manager), Eijiro Yamagata (Constr. Manager) and Hiroshi Ueda (Photographer)

House for Contemporary Art Residence in Fukui

IMAGE CREDITS:
Hiroshi Ueda, F.A.D.S

STUDIO:
F.A.D.S

F.A.D.S has been founded in 1991 by Ryumei Fujiki as an architectural design office to design house, commercial building, shop interior, health facility, and cultural complex etc. Yukiko Sato joined F.A.D.S as a design partner since 2000. We have a great interest in nature especially the advanced system of nature. F.A.D.S has made numerous practical works in Japan.

AWARD DETAILS
Winner – The House For Contemporary Art Residence by Ryumei Fujiki + Yukiko Sato/F.a.d.s is Winner in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, 2015 – 2016.

House for Contemporary Art Residence – Winner in A’ Design Awards & Competition

House for Contemporary Art Residence images / information from A’ Design Awards

Website: Ryumei Fujiki + Yukiko Sato/F.a.d.s


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