1999 − 2000
I disassembled a 150-year-old rice warehouse in Shimane Prefecture, and relocated its wooden framework to another site as a part of a new building, creating a space based on entirely new ideas by incorporating an aged structure into a new architecture.
The framework of a traditional rice warehouse has a "form born out of necessity," but does not possess "design value."
Combining this with new industrial material would result in something of interest, which is of value itself.
This building presents many kinds of contrasts:
the new vs. the old, natural materials vs. industrial materials, and traditional technology vs. contemporary technology.
I propose this as an approach to the future.