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2018

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
office [Otsu Hyakucho Studio]
Business Owner
Taniguchi Corporation
Category
Construction/space design/sign system for commercial facilities
Company
Taniguchi Corporation (Japan)
moo architect workshop (Japan)
Award Number
18G120970
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2018

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Outline

In an arcaded street in front of JR Otsu Station a 90-year-old house which used to be a cheap inn has revived as an office and showroom. The client is a Shiga Pref.-based contractor, specialized in wooden building. With a unique system of employing many carpenters as its own staff the company has defined itself as a master carpenter of the town. It has fully used its carpentry techniques to preserve old stuff at most and add new one thereto, wonderfully remaking every part of the house. The traces of the refurbishment have given a deep taste to the space which a new building could never have expressed. Actually, the building is also utilized by the community for cooking class or music salon, playing its role as a base for further development of Otsu City and a community space of the area.

Producer

Hirokazu Taniguchi, Taniguchi Corporation

Designer

Yoshiji Takehara, Atsushi Tamai, moo architect workshop

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More information

https://taniguchi-koumuten.jp/

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