写真:中村写真工房 中村大輔

This is a renovation of an old office building in Osaka City. The quaint brick-tiled exterior has a good retro feel, and is reminiscent of the original appearance. So, we tried to recreate the atmosphere of the exterior in the interior space. The method often seen in magazines recently, where all the wall and ceiling finishes are stripped away and the structure and equipment are left exposed, does not suit this building. Rather than taking away the individuality of the building and imposing a different one, we thought that it was important to find a way to develop that individuality. This will ultimately increase the value of the building, and thus attract "good" tenants. And we believe that this is the role that architects should play for old building owners.
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Photo:Nakamura Photo Studio (Daisuke Nakamura)