A studio design for a breeder amongst the pig farms along the banks of the gently flowing Chikugo River, the renovation of an old pigsty turned warehouse. In keeping this environment, rather than an unsympathetic total redesign, the project was planned so as to maintain its original aesthetic integrity as much as possible– that of a pigsty. The facade is of the same Galvalume steel plate that is used on the surrounding pigsties, with the building seemingly melting into the farm.
The interior of the building has been given a greater revision, with a main space that includes a large open kitchen and dining area and a small exhibition room, to be used as a venue for exhibitions and dining experiences as the owner sees fit. In addition, a compact Japanese-style tatami mat room for receiving guests or smaller exhibitions, a laboratory for production management, an employee office and stock room are all also included in the complex.
Type of Project: Renovation
Period: Jul 2011 – May 2013
Structure: Steel Frame
Scale: 1 Story
Floor Area: 216m2
Location: Fukuoka, Japan
Design: Koichi Futatusmata, Yasushi Arikawa(CASE-REAL)
Lighting Plan: USHIOSPAX FUKUOKA
Photo: Hiroshi Mizusaki