the times transplantation building by nano architects
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apr 16, 2013
the times transplantation building by nano architects

‘the times transplantation building’ by nano architects
image © hidaka yasunori



an abandoned japanese building from 1967 has been revived by japanese nano architects using a ‘transplantation’ method.
the original structure has undergone a metaphorical surgical operation – preserving the nostalgic elements of the architecture.
the internal spatial fabric has been characterized by classifying three different sections within the plan, highlighting
rudimentary industrial features such as exposed pipes and oil supply systems. the renovation restores the legacy of the
traditional japanese-styled quarters – providing a space that contrasts the early interior architecture of the late 1960s.



living room
image © hidaka yasunori



image © hidaka yasunori



curtain of the boundary of the era
image © hidaka yasunori



image © hidaka yasunori



image © hidaka yasunori



japanese-styled space from 45 years ago
image © hidaka yasunori



boundary of the space
image © hidaka yasunori



japanese-style room with ‘shoji’
image © hidaka yasunori



japanese-styled room with ‘tatami’
image © hidaka yasunori



concept diagram



floor plan transformed



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