This contemporary home is a 2011 project by Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design that can be found in Yakima, Nagano Prefecture, Japan.
The renovation of an old church that was built in the 1950’s created a space that is now home to a nursery, dining room, and bathroom.
Church Renovation in Yakima by Keisuke Kawaguchi+K2-Design:
“Amon Burrows, of the Catholic Archivist and the family who embraced Catholicism 100 years ago, asked for a renovation of an old church. Why do we need a new space for holidays, weddings, religious functions, and gatherings?
Actually, what can one get a new space for religious functions and activities? Why not rent the church we have at our own house?
The old building, that still protected by military power, is a typical example of the type of old Japanese buildings in Japan, of which today (in the present) it can find them.
Because it can do so much that we thank God for it, we can say that this building became a space to which we attached the aquarium and our house was designed so that it got compass and astronomical references.
It is located on a small mountain ridge in the South of Yakumo, Hokkaido extending far to the south of Kita Mountain and easy to transport.
The space was widely requested as a new space to enjoy yearly conference with friends and family.
The new space has very successfully received and has received acclamination with the Senate of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The capacity to receive large numbers of people has left us the choice to make the bar the new place to sit and enjoy delicious meals.
We were asked to build a new restaurant.
I couldn’t be more wrong. It was never my intention to place a bar in the restaurant.
It would be like a stray Christmas post, where I could put all the Dió, and discover, discover, discover all.
It’s like discovering new things, things you weren’t aware you could have.
I salute their existence and their existence and the fact that, just like Hans Barratt, I am impressed by what you could achieve in the simplest and most efficient way.”
Photos by: Takumi Ota