masamichi katayama / wonderwall embeds concrete winery into hillside in japan
 

masamichi katayama / wonderwall embeds concrete winery into hillside in japan

 

located in the okayama prefecture in southern japan is the wonderwall-designed winery named ‘domaine tetta’. set against a backdrop of undulating vineyards and a forest, the concrete structure sits proudly on a hill overlooking this natural scenery. led by masamichi katayama, the facility is built close to the architect’s home town. (read our interview with masamichi katayama here)

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the architecture project follows the process from grape to wine where the fruit is harvested from the adjacent field and produced inside the building. wonderwall/masamichi katayama has highlighted this fastidious process through the optimized facility where form follows function demonstrated in the rectangular volume and its interior organization.

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entrance into domaine tetta winery

 

 

the hill in which the concrete building is embedded is utilized as the underground brewing and storing of the wine, this concrete bunker-like space can be observed from the glass window on the first floor wine shop. at the same time a balcony protrudes from from the hill offering an outdoor seating area overlooking the grape fields.

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the wine-tasting room is on both sides to face the vineyards

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a glass wall looks down into the caskets storing the wine

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an outdoor balcony goes from the inside to the outside

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downstairs into the wine cellar

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a concrete bunker-like space stores the wine and holds the wine making facility

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neon lights hang on the wall

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the building is set on the hillside overlooking the fields

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the domaine tetta winery in okayama, japan

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