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.
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.
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.
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.
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