john pawson crafts syukou fujisawa gallery and cafe in japan
 
john pawson crafts syukou fujisawa gallery and cafe in japan
jan 25, 2014

john pawson crafts syukou fujisawa gallery and cafe in japan

john pawson crafts syukou fujisawa gallery and cafe in japan
photo © nacasa & partners / www.nacasa.co.jp

 

 

 

from its cliff-top perch ‘syukou fujisawa gallery and café’ forms a viewing platform overlooking kudaka – the sacred japanese island of the gods. designed by john pawson, the mixed program is divided between different buildings, establishing in a skillful composition of circulation, light and materials.

 

exhibition space is divided between two levels with the larger upstairs gallery designed to house a private collection of work by syukou fujisawa, a japanese calligrapher. the first floor café window protrudes from the gallery, oriented to directly face the adjacent island. the site will eventually include a house offering impressive views across the ocean.

john pawson syukou fujisawa gallery and cafe designboom
the café window protrudes from the gallery, oriented to directly face the adjacent island
photo © nacasa & partners / www.nacasa.co.jp

john pawson syukou fujisawa gallery and cafe designboom
gallery space within the design
photo © nacasa & partners / www.nacasa.co.jp

john pawson syukou fujisawa gallery and cafe designboom
stairway connecting the two levels of the plan
photo © nacasa & partners / www.nacasa.co.jp

 

project info:

 

location: okinawa, japan
project architect: shingo ozawa
photography: nacasa & partners / www.nacasa.co.jp

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