YOKOSAWA CAMPUS is a co-working space located in the Hizume shopping street in Shiwa-cho, Shiwagun, Iwate Prefecture. One part of the space has been renovated into a café.
The building was self-renovated by the owner and friends over several years after being relocated to this location. In recent years, it has been used by local residents as a co-working space. However, since it was originally a residence, seeing the lively interior from the outside was difficult.
The owner attempted to create a new reason for people to visit by offering coffee and trying to make a more open gathering place for more people. Inspired by the history of Hizume, which used to have many wells, the concept of a "modern Idobata"(※1) was implemented in this project.
Utilizing the existing windows and floor plan, cedar panelling extending from the exterior to the interior walls gives visitors a more positive and open impression.
In addition, the stepped bar counter that changes in height, originally the flooring of the entrance, kitchen, and the road in front, creates a difference with the surrounding environment and provides an opportunity for people of different generations to interact.
We hope that the modern Idobata appearing on the street corner will become a place that local residents will frequent for many years.
(※1: "Iidobata" originally referred to women chatting while doing chores such as drawing water or washing clothes by a well. Now it mostly refers to housewives chatting casually during their daily routines.)
Stepped bar counter that changes in height around the owner
Cedar wood panelling that extends from the exterior to the interior walls
Mortex walls integrated with the existing building
Primary use: Restaurant
Location: Shiwa-cho, Shiwagun, Iwate Prefecture
Building area: 58.78㎡
Floor: 1st floor
Structure: Wood construction
Architectural Design: NoMaDoS / Naoya Yoshikawa, Fumi Otosaka, Hikaru Chiba
Equipment Design: Ryosuke Takahashi
Construction: A.hand.s (Toshihiko Fugane)
Plastering: EIKOU Co., Ltd.
※ Renovation of the existing co-working space and painting of some fixtures were done by the client.
Photography: Ito Takamune Photography Office
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