a collaborative project saw the ‘ono-sake warehouse’ completed in the border of a commercial and residential district in tsukuba, ibaraki, japan. the multi-functional building has been designed to offer the local community an extensive store, office space and storage. the industrial aesthetic addressed by the simple material palette chosen and used throughout.


all images © hideki ookura

 

 

g architects studio and eureka studio worked together to construct the scheme that composes of logistics warehousing, shops, and offices for a liquor store that stores and sells adjacent to a roadside. inside, the double-height space is finished in wood where the two functions: storage and shopping, are separated into two distinct spaces. on the exterior a steel light-weight staircase leads up to a terrace area that also has access to the upper level grocery area.


a glass entry leads straight into the liquor store


the warehouse is located in ibaraki, japan


the building consisting of two floors offer storage of alcohol


the open-plan space, aims to be a welcoming space for the local residents


storage unit


a staircase leads up to a wooden terrace


the structure is made with wood, steel and plaster


a steel staircase climbs up to the side of the building


at night the ono-sake warehouse is illuminated from within

 

 

project info:

 

 

name: ono-sake warehouse
location: tsukuba, ibaraki, japan
program: shop, office, storage
architects: eureka + g architects studio
design team: junya inagaki, satoshi sano, takuo nagai, eisuke hori
/ eureka + ryohei tanaka, gwangbeom heo/ g architects studio
structural engineering: takuo nagai, the university of shiga prefecture/eureka
environmental engineering: hori eisuke, kindai university/eureka
client: ono-sake-ten
area: 494 sqm
completion: 2016

 

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