This project is a store-house coexisting building, which is located in Minakuchi-cho, Japan. With a simple space constitution, the first floor assume a store of warm household style; while the second floor-residential area is store-like designed, with clothes hanged and objects displayed in “showcase”. No wall is set for partitioning in order to creat an open view and refuse the tension brought by the small space. The stairs also act as bench where family members can enjoy their leisure time and a desk is place at the top which levels the different heights between the platform and the stairs.
This plan is a project of the store combination house which is not seized with the established concept such as “the Japanese food stores such as cafe” in “dwelling, such as a shop”. Because we were the land where a site was built along former Tokaido of the Minakuchi inn which was the 50th post town of fifty-three stages of the Tokaido, the building did it with the placement plan that we prepared in neighboring cityscape and did first floor region with simple space constitution to assume a store, second floor region a house. From the desire to Japanese stores to put feel free to clients such as the cafe, and the spatial configuration of natural yet Japanese store, we designed aimed at stores that one woman even put willingly store part of the first floor. Also, instead of putting up walls in a space itself sometimes wife would be employed in clothing store in the residential part of the second floor , it was thought that the partitioning to calm the space, such as clothes and furniture as shop.
Further , it is to display it in steps to become the bench and also become a desk floor we noticed . We direct the space attractive consecutive in ahorizontal plane in which such different heights coexist.
Project name: Higashihayashiguchi Dwelling with shop
Architects film: ALTS DESIGN OFFICE
Architects Member: Sumiou Mizumoto / Yoshitaka Kuga
Construction: built of wood
Number of stories : 2
Gross area:99.83 ㎡
Completed date: 2014.6