Senbauraroji

Senbauraroji

Architect
Koyori
Location
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Individual Buildings
Junichi Usui

Senbauraroji

Koyori as Architects

This is a project to rebirth an old house ineligible for reconstruction that was left by Oguraya Yamamoto, a long-standing konbu manufacturer and seller, in Shinsaibashi-Minamisenba in the center of Osaka, where the company was founded. In this project, the old house was to be reborn as a venue that would play a role as a point of connection linking the town and people.

photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui
photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui

To embody these two aims, the facility is composed with the concept of a space that blends elements of the past and the present.
At the end of a long, narrow cobbled alley leading from a busy street is a building with a closed face and its entrance. Those who are brave enough to open the door are greeted by a restrained, alluring space that gives a sense of the romance of the Meiji and Taishō eras in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui
photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui

The old, worn-out private house has been revived as a construction suited to Osaka, reformatting traditional techniques and finishing materials in line with modern sensibilities.
This will become a venue to create a new hangout for adults and the community born here will be an asset to the town.

photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui
photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui

Team:

Architects: Koyori

Photographer: Junichi Usui

photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui

Materials Used:

Main Structure: Wood structure
Kurotani washi (Japanese paper): Wataru Hatano 
Down light: Modulex inc.
Carpet: Arc co. ltd
Japanese Garden: Keisuke Sato
Gotenjo: Akitasugi

photo_credit Junichi Usui
Junichi Usui
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