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Noriaki Hanaoka

House in Mihari . Nagano

Noriaki Hanaoka . House in Mihari . Nagano afasia Tsuyoshi Fujino (1)

Noriaki Hanaoka . photos: © Tsuyoshi Fujino

The existing site, which sits in a small village, held an ageing farmhouse right beside a small factory shed structure. The house was not in good condition, but the factory building, just a metre or so away, and in alignment, was a still-strong steel-framed, high-roofed volume. Initially, the client assumed the factory part would become a studio for teaching fitness in. But after studying the two buildings, the architects convinced the client to reverse the scenario, and convert the larger, newer building into the family residence. Continue reading Noriaki Hanaoka