geneto: jidaiya arashiyama geneto: jidaiya arashiyama
feb 19, 2012

geneto: jidaiya arashiyama

‘jidaiya arashiyama’ by geneto, arashiyama, kyoto, japan image © yasutake kondo

contained within a 40 year old traditional japanese structure in arashiyama of kyoto, japan, ‘jidaiya arashiyama’ is a historical costume makeover studio by kyoto-based practice geneto. positioned within a patchwork quilt context, the expression of the renovated and periodically updated exterior was maintained, contributing to the established identity of the town. the interior has been influenced by the simple joining of two dimensional pieces of fabric to form the iconic kimono, and becomes individual with its unique pattern. this concept was interpreted to join space and material similar to the gown’s cloth.

the ground level contains a fitting and makeup room which may be separated from the photography studio by drawing a simple white curtain with a delicate pattern of incised circles. a wooden installation comprised of fragmented angles and windows serves as a boundary between the makeup application space and studio while doubling as storage and display area for wigs. views to the street encourage a connection with the existing and unchanging neighborhood while the interior experience is constantly altered by its dynamic daily activity.

front elevation image © yasutake kondo

illuminated from the interior at night image © yasutake kondo

ground level studio from entry with curtains open image © yasutake kondo

ground level studio with curtains drawn image © yasutake kondo

view to street from studio image © yasutake kondo

entry to studio image © yasutake kondo

ceiling-mounted lighting image © yasutake kondo

curtain detail image © yasutake kondo

fitting room images © yasutake kondo

fitting room image © yasutake kondo

makeup room image © yasutake kondo

makeup room image © yasutake kondo

shelf installation for storage and display image © yasutake kondo

wooden shelf installation images © yasutake kondo

shelf installation images © yasutake kondo

bathroom images © yasutake kondo

waiting room image © yasutake kondo

waiting room image © yasutake kondo

video © geneto

model images

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1

shelf detail

site analysis

project info:

project title: jidaiya arashiyama construction methods: wooden construction furniture manufacturer: pivoto (keji tsujii, eichiro shiro) lighting manufacturer: fujiwara,co. floor manufacturer: uehara co.,ltd wall manufacturer: uehara co.,ltd curtain: fumi hotta floor area: 47.79m2 (total floor area:94.6m2) date of completion: 2011 april designer: geneto (koji yamanaka, yuji yamanaka, asako yamashita) location: kyoto, japan

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