2001 revives house in bandoubashi, an abandoned property in japan 2001 revives house in bandoubashi, an abandoned property in japan
sep 25, 2016

2001 revives house in bandoubashi, an abandoned property in japan

 

2001 —a tokyo based architecture studio—has taken on a renovation project of a house for rent in yokohama, japan. the 50-year-old wooden structure was left in ruins; the roofs had collapsed, exterior walls were broken, floors and ceilings were in poor conditions. in such circumstances, animals and plants started invading every corner. even though the space was full of wilderness, 2001 still saw beauty and potential for renovation– the project was eventually  known as the house in bandoubashi.

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house in bandoubashi: the space is homogenized through the use of one single material: wood
(above and main) photo credits © shimizu ken

 

 

 

2001 planned the space with the purpose of expanding usage and functionality while preserving privacy. therefore, the studio focused on two key ideas: homogeneity and openness. the different chambers were first visually unified by using a single material: wood. existing structures were restored and an intermediate space was created, which connected the exterior to the interior through gradation. openings were also an essential feature of the house: large glass windows were installed, providing a dramatic effect when natural lighting shone through. 

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the soft lighting provides a serene setting, blending different shades of colors
photo credits © shimizu ken

2001 house in bandoubashi renovation architecture japan designboom
leading the exterior into interior through gradation
photo credits © shimizu ken

2001 house in bandoubashi renovation architecture japan designboom
within the homogenized space, multiple relationships are created by keeping parts of existing elements
photo credits © shimizu ken

 2001 house in bandoubashi renovation architecture japan designboom
a minimal design of the kitchen that respects the aesthetic of existing space
photo credits © shimizu ken

2001 house in bandoubashi renovation architecture japan designboom
the opening and closing of the wooden windows on every side modify the atmosphere of the room
photo credits © shimizu ken

2001 house in bandoubashi renovation architecture japan designboom
view from wooden deck balcony
photo credits © shimizu ken

2001 house in bandoubashi renovation architecture japan designboom
ENGAWA: the permeable eaves diffuse the sunlight on the southern side
photo credits © shimizu ken

2001 house in bandoubashi renovation architecture japan designboom
unlike the wooden chambers, bathrooms are finished in bright white
photo credits © shimizu ken

2001 house in bandoubashi renovation architecture japan designboom
the contrasting effect gives a new experience to daily life
photo credits © shimizu ken


2001 house in bandoubashi renovation architecture japan designboom

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project info:

 

title: house in bandoubashi

architects: yoshi kishida / 2001


location: yokohama, kanagawa, japan

construction: ROOVICE

building area: 43.06 sqm


total floor area: 72.05 sqm


project year : 2016

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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