FT architects covers photo studio in japan with asymmetrical roof
 
FT architects covers photo studio in japan with asymmetrical roof FT architects covers photo studio in japan with asymmetrical roof
nov 04, 2014

FT architects covers photo studio in japan with asymmetrical roof

FT architects covers photo studio in japan with asymmetrical roof
photo by shigeo ogawa
all images courtesy of FT architects

 

 

 

japanese practice FT architects has designed and realized a single-volume gable roof photography studio in the garden of their client’s yard in kanagawa, japan. with a floor area measuring 4.5 meters by 7.2 meters, the scheme includes diagonally oriented beams, producing an asymmetrical form that provides higher spaces necessary for photo shoots. on its exterior, the construction is clad in translucent corrugated polycarbonate sheeting, which visually reveals its structural framework. known as ‘light shed’, the luminous space permits desirable ambient daylight through its composition of frosted and clear-glazed windows both within the roof and walls.

FT architects photography studio light shed designboom

corrugated polycarbonate exterior cladding reveals the shed’s structural framework
photo by shigeo ogawa

FT architects photography studio light shed designboom

a single sliding barn door accesses the inside
photo by shigeo ogawa

FT architects photography studio light shed designboom

three robust logs meet at a single vertex to support the asymmetrical gable roof
photo by shigeo ogawa

FT architects photography studio light shed designboom

the space looks out on the surrounding garden
photo by shigeo ogawa

FT architects photography studio light shed designboom

frosted glazing in the roof provides soft daylight desirable for photo shoots
photos by shigeo ogawa

 

 

 

while the design of ‘light shed’ was primarily derived from the pragmatic particularities of a photography studio, the architects also intended to embed symbolic value in the project. the volume’s robust log beams and exposed wood framework reference japanese timber building traditions, while featuring modern sensibilities for contemporary relevance.

FT architects photography studio light shed designboom

photos by shigeo ogawa

FT architects photography studio light shed designboom

the shed occupies the garden of the photographer client’s main house
photo by shigeo ogawa

FT architects photography studio light shed designboom

photo by shigeo ogawa

FT architects photography studio light shed designboom

the floor area measures 4.5 meters x 7.2 meters
photos by shigeo ogawa

 

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: kanagawa, japan
completion date: 2014
principal use: photo studio
floor area: 33.12 sqm
structure: wood
architecture: katsuya fukushima, hiroko tominaga / FT architects
photography: shigeo ogawa

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.

    PRODUCT LIBRARY

    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    architecture news

    ×
    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    492,117 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample