CASE-REAL transforms abandoned barn into ‘phantom’ gallery
all images courtesy of CASE-REAL

 

 

 

fukuoka-based architecture practice CASE-REAL (koichi futatsumata) transforms an abandoned barn into ‘phantom’, a gallery with kitchen and dining area, guest room, laboratory, office, and ample storage. the original exterior form is generally unaltered, except where awnings were added or modified to cover the entrances. the skin has been upgraded, such that the entire building is now finished in a clean palette of white corrugated metal panels. the regular pattern of windows was altered, and the ceiling was raised to accommodate the new program and increase display space. the central aisle trough has been covered to create a uniform tiled floor, which extends beyond the envelope to form the entrance terrace. a sliding barn door maintains the memory of the building’s original function.

 

 

CASE-REAL transforms abandoned barn into phantom gallery
the renovation creates a rhythmic pattern of openings integrated into the solidified facade

 

 

CASE-REAL transforms abandoned barn into phantom gallery
main entrance of ‘phantom’

 

 

CASE-REAL transforms abandoned barn into phantom gallery
gallery space acts as a rabula rasa for a variety of exhibitions

 

 

CASE-REAL transforms abandoned barn into phantom gallery
the kitchen and dining area occupy a corner of the conditioned space

 

 

 

CASE-REAL transforms abandoned barn into phantom gallery
(left) guest room entrance
(right) hall from the office and studio to the gallery

 

 

CASE-REAL transforms abandoned barn into phantom gallery
guest room

 

 

CASE-REAL transforms abandoned barn into phantom gallery
the barn’s original volume is maintained and upgraded with new materials and clean lines