The aim was to create a house, that will be used as a studio and gallery of the photographer, but also as his private residence. Instead of segmenting the space by function, the architects took a challenge to create a space that will play a role of the photographic location, but also a space for ordinary life.
„The site is located along an arterial road that runs through the countryside. In the neighborhood stand private residences and a grove of the village shrine surrounding a passage to the shrine. The building is made of mortar and galvanized steel sheet which reflects dull light, making it look massive. It is laid out to be accommodated within the L-shaped lot and stands to face the shrine on the opposite side. The dim passage from the entrance approach invites visitors into the innermost space while guiding them with light thrown from the ceiling of the connected gallery. The gallery clips out a landscape with the opening to look like an exhibition. Its contrasted scale and natural light resonate with each other,” explained the architects.