CASE-REAL equips venue with sliding walls for multi-functional use

CASE-REAL equips venue with sliding walls for multi-functional use

located  in fukuoka city’s main streets, ‘union soda’ is the latest interiors project developed by japanese architecture studio CASE-REAL. the purpose of the design was to create a white cubic space that ultimately becomes a multi-functional hub – used as a gallery, rental place or to host self-organized events.

the sliding wall allows a flexible division of the space whenever needed



the main task  for CASE-REAL was to design a flexible space that can be used as one fully opened platform, or divided into several sections. as a result, the team created a system where three large white walls move across the space, along the L-shaped rail. by maneuvering the walls, various scenes can be created by the zoning and placement of the partitions. the overall characteristics such as the openings towards the streets were maintained, and fixtures / equipments were kept to its minimum. ‘we are looking forward for this place to function as a hub to nourish new cultural scenes in fukuoka city,’ reveals the studio.

the general view from the inside towards the street

the design is conceived as an all-white cubic space

the interiors are multi-functional, shifting between a gallery or rental room

top part of the sliding rail

the sliding rail

the detail view of the sliding rail on the floor

detail of the ceiling

entrance view

the neon sign at the entrance

plan drawing



project info:


project name: union soda (fukuoka, 2017)
client: southbound co., ltd.
design: koichi futatusmata, yuki onita (case-real)
construction: jikuu-kenchiku-koubou
logo design: osamu ohashi (thumb M)
neonsign: kyne & maverick


type of project: interior
use: rental space for exhibitions / promotions / events / galleries
period: dec 2016 – feb 2017
floor area: 115.7m2
location: fukuoka, japan



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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

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