House in Shishigatani by Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio: Renovation of An Old Japanese House into An Mansion

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In collaboration with Shuji Kishimoto, Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio has been completed a renovation project in Shishigatani. House in Shishigatani was an old Japanese, transformed into a mansion with a large garden. This garden is significantly modified that looks like an extension of the forest.

Design

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Structurally, this renovation project also reinforces the existing building that had been left unattended for many years and leaking rain as well. The Japanese-style room that runs along the garden and also the former exterior that has become familiar with the existing lush green cityscape nearby have been recreated fully to create a new modern day.

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Some equipment is also installed by the architect around the water to suit daily lives. This project combines the Japanese style and also modern elements to create a comfortable and unique mansion according to these day needs without removing its awesome Japanese characteristics.

 

Garden

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The existing garden of this house also has been significantly modified, including the traffic to and from the house’s tea room. The architect also constructs a garden that centered on the tree species that often found in the area of Higashiyama.

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With this construction, a garden can be created for this mansion, a garden that looks like an extension of the forest. This garden also creates a connection between the house from its porch and Higashiyama. It also becomes a green additional area to enjoy the surrounding views of the house.

 

House in Shishigatani Gallery

 

Photography: Kazuya Morita Architecture Studio

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