the times transplantation building by nano architects the times transplantation building by nano architects
apr 16, 2013

the times transplantation building by nano architects

‘the times transplantation building’ by nano architectsimage © hidaka yasunori



an abandoned japanese building from 1967 has been revived by japanese nano architects using a ‘transplantation’ method. the original structure has undergone a metaphorical surgical operation – preserving the nostalgic elements of the architecture. the internal spatial fabric has been characterized by classifying three different sections within the plan, highlighting rudimentary industrial features such as exposed pipes and oil supply systems. the renovation restores the legacy of the traditional japanese-styled quarters – providing a space that contrasts the early interior architecture of the late 1960s.

living roomimage © hidaka yasunori 

ceilingimage © hidaka yasunori 

curtain of the boundary of the eraimage © hidaka yasunori 

ceilingimage © hidaka yasunori

ceilingimage © hidaka yasunori 

japanese-styled space from 45 years agoimage © hidaka yasunori 

boundary of the spaceimage © hidaka yasunori

japanese-style room with ‘shoji’image © hidaka yasunori

japanese-styled room with ‘tatami’image © hidaka yasunori 

concept diagram 

floor plan transformed



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    And, “the staff of the design boom”, thank you.

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    The photographer who shot this work is Hidaka Yasunori.

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