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Japan 2001Sea / Filter

Yamaguchi
Cafe/Restaurant/Retail
Completed
2F

This structure consists of a Spanish restaurant facing the sandy shores of the Seto Inland Sea. It is separated into one building for the restaurant and another for the wall, with the passageway between them connecting the land to the sea. Bricks with multiple holes were used for the external wall in order to adopt special details where the field of view going through the holes in the bricks overlaps, making it a “transparent brick wall” that combines both transparency and the warmth of the material.

Team Minoru Yokoo Cooperation 青木繁研究室 Facility P.T.Morimura & Associates Award 照明普及賞(優秀施設賞) Publication GA JAPAN 142 , Casa BRUTUS 2003/08 vol.41 , GA JAPAN 63 , Casa BRUTUS 2001/07 vol.16 , Nikkei Architecture 2001/07/09 , GA JAPAN 51 , Shinkenchiku 2001/07