GALERIE ASHIYA SCHULE | Horibe Associates architect’s office
Galerie Ashiya Schule manages and promotes contemporary artists.
Because the lot is located on a corner facing a relatively lively street, the client requested an elegant exterior design that would symbolically represent the gallery.
The oversized wooden doors fulfill this symbolic role, drawing visitors into a world that exists apart from everyday life, despite the very short distance between street and gallery.
On either side of the doors, tall, narrow windows give passersby a glimpse of the work on display inside and the worldview of the artists who created it, contributing to the gallery’s mission of promoting modern art.
link: GALERIE ASHIYA SCHULEarchitects: Horibe Associates architect’s office
location: Ashiya, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan
site area: 75.88 m²
built area: 48.55 m²
total floor area: 93.35 m²
structural system: wooden construction (3F)
design to completion: February 2011 – September 2011
photographs: Kaori Ichikawa _ courtesy of Horibe Associates architect’s office