TD atelier and endo shojiro rehabilitate kyoto machiya into home office
 
TD atelier and endo shojiro rehabilitate kyoto machiya into home office
mar 12, 2015

TD atelier and endo shojiro rehabilitate kyoto machiya into home office

TD atelier and endo shojiro rehabilitate kyoto machiya into home office
images © kohei matsumura

 

 

 

machiyas are traditional wooden townhouses typical of kyoto, japan. an abundance of the structures are present in the city, often falling victim to neglect and vacancy. fortunately, one was saved by TD atelier and endo shojiro design. they collaborated on the space, and converted the interior into a small home office. 

TD atelier and endo shojiro rehabilitate kyoto machiya into home office
earthen floor facing entrance to rest of space

 

 

 

the two removed the walls and ceiling, exposing original lumber construction. a long, slender one-room space was designed, which is vaguely divided by a functional ‘cube’ shape towards the entrance. a compact earthen floor functions as a small area for relaxing or reception as visitors come inside. after completion, the client was left to choose all furnishings in order to best utilize the small floor plan. 

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view from front to back

TD atelier and endo shojiro rehabilitate kyoto machiya into home office
view from office to front 

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front reception area

TD atelier and endo shojiro rehabilitate kyoto machiya into home office
looking down from the top of the cube 

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(left) office space and machiya roof structure 
(right) a hatch allows the cube to open upwards 

TD atelier and endo shojiro rehabilitate kyoto machiya into home office
front façade

TD atelier and endo shojiro rehabilitate kyoto machiya into home office
before construction

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renovation process

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renovation process

TD atelier and endo shojiro rehabilitate kyoto machiya into home office
floor plan 

 

 

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