This project represents a gallery and office-living space for a landscape architect by renovating a rental property of a two-story wooden building located at a short distance from central part of Gifu city by Nagara River. Since this is a rental property, the renovation was focused on the finishings of walls, floors, and ceilings rather than changing plans or sections to create a space. The first floor is the gallery and the second one the office-living space. Art works created by the landscape architect are exhibited in the gallery. Existing sash and frame, OSB plywood, cement panel, MDF board, black iron plate, black tatami, shoji (Japanese paper), brass, and mosquito net are used. The river stone garden is created by setting back the wall 800mm inside. On the second floor, existing partition walls and hanging walls are removed to expose the structure. Lauan plywood is used for backing the panels of the ceiling and walls. Black ink (sumi) and one coat of white oil stain are used as finishings. Tile carpets are used for the floor.
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A gallery and office-living space for a landscape architect by Ogawasekkei