Naoko Horibe recently has completed Galerie Ashiya Schule. 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.
+ Project facts
Design to completion: February 2011-September 2011
Location: Ashiya-Shi, Hyogo
Primary usage: Galerie/contemporary art
Structure: wooden construction, three stories above ground
Site area: 75.88 m2
Building area: 48.55 m2
Total floor space: 93.35 m2
Architect: Naoko Horibe
Photographer: Kaori Ichikawa