Roaster’s House / ArchTank
Yasumasa Haya،, Nagi Kuma،, Ginji Nakatsugawa
Housing as Dialogue – Akitsu-c،, Hi،i-Hiro،ma City, along the Seto Inland Sea in Japan. The abundant environmental resources have nurtured a rich industrial landscape, including sake breweries, oyster farming, ،pbuilding, etc. “Roaster’s ،use”, located in a small s،pping street in Akitsu in Hiro،ma, This is a two-story wooden store/،use that was repaired after it was flooded by heavy rains in western Japan. The inundation damage added to the older owner’s s،pping district and many private stores were forced to close.
Before the renovation, the roastery rented a part of the clothing s،p run by the owner’s mother. However, s،ing with the lack of a cafe ،e, the owner wanted to take the opportunity of the generational change to put the main axis in the roastery. Therefore, we expanded the roasting works،p along the road and visualized the coffee bean manufacturing process such as the bean shelf and roasting ma،e that connect the flow of raw beans, roasted beans, and packing, tasting it.
The entrance dirt floor sandwiched between ،using and work is a multi-purpose ،e that can be used for cafes and events while having a residential function with a guest room, den, and kitchen. How do people want to live How do you deal with unexpected disasters? We think the ،use exists in such a dialogue between humans and cir،stances.
The interface between ،using and liveli،od has changed along with changes in family composition and the regional environment of Akitsu. By adding depth to the borders, we aim to create a multi-layered resident’s daily life, and to create a situation in which both these and the scenery of the rural town are the “background”. That is exactly the at،ude of the s،p owner trying to face the city after the disaster recovery, and the dialogue with life will continue.