renovated 'inaya' restaurant in japan fabricates a collage of old and new materials

renovated 'inaya' restaurant in japan fabricates a collage of old and new materials

renovation by o o c inc. preserves old japanese house’s character

 

Architect Takuma Hashimoto from o o c inc. takes over the renovation of a private residential unit in Awaji, Japan, and its conversion into a restaurant and boutique. The site survey reveals a history of expansions, reductions, and repairs of the old Japanese house as well as an interesting variation of materials infused in the structure. Incorporating the unusual ‘landscape’ of materials, the design of ‘inaya’ preserves the fragments of the initial architectural elements as a symbol of the composition’s former life and arranges new features gradually shifting from ‘artificial’ to ‘natural’ setting up a ‘material timeline’.

renovated 'inaya' restaurant in japan fabricates a collage of old and new materials
all images by Atsushi Nakata

 

 

wild plantation takes over the built space

 

The design team demolishes the internal wall of the oldest western room of the house due to inaccessibility. The gradual dismantling of the soil block exposes a wild plantation that eventually becomes part of the architectural concept defining the transformation of ‘inaya’. Preserving the original state and the natural formation of the vegetation, the space composes a symbolic scene within the interior. With the intention of expanded sprouting, the soil is left uncovered as an abstract arrangement of stones opens space for plants to grow inviting nature into the structure. 

renovated 'inaya' restaurant in japan fabricates a collage of old and new materials
o o c inc. takes over the renovation of a private residential unit in Awaji

renovated 'inaya' restaurant in japan fabricates a collage of old and new materials
wild plantation becomes part of the architectural concept of the renovation

inaya-ooc-designboom-1800-2

renovated 'inaya' restaurant in japan fabricates a collage of old and new materials
an an interesting variation of materials is infused in the structure

renovated 'inaya' restaurant in japan fabricates a collage of old and new materials
the old Japanese house is converted into a restaurant and boutique

renovated 'inaya' restaurant in japan fabricates a collage of old and new materials
the soil is left uncovered as an abstract arrangement of stones opens space for plants to grow

renovated 'inaya' restaurant in japan fabricates a collage of old and new materials
fragments of old components and new features shapes an unusual ‘landscape’ of materials

inaya-ooc-designboom-1800-3

 

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project info:

 

name: inaya
designer: o o c inc. | @ooc_inc – Takuma Hashimoto

location: Awaji, Hyogo, Japan

photography: Atsushi Nakata

 

 

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edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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