Galerie Ashiya Schule \ Naoko Horibe

• August 28, 2012

Naoko Horibe recently has completed Galerie Ashiya Schule. Galerie Ashiya Schule manages and promotes contemporary artists.

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Courteys Kaori Ichikawa

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.

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Courteys Kaori Ichikawa

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.

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Courteys Kaori Ichikawa

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Courteys Kaori Ichikawa

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

Galerie Ashiya Schule

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

+ All images and drawings courtesy Naoko Horibe

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Category: Architecture, Culture

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