House in Bizan
House in Bizan by Shuichiro Yoshida March 29th, 2010 Japanese architect Schuichiro Yoshida have renovated the ground floor of a two-storey house in Tokushima, Japan, demolishing everything except the columns and foundations while leaving the upper floor intact. The clients had already extended the original one-storey 1970’s house with a first floor steel extension. Yoshida demolished the ground floor, retaining the supporting structure, and constructed a wooden living area and tatami room with views over mount Bizan. The following information is from the architects: House in Bizan The house in Transformation The owner obtained one-story house in 1974, and they added the upper floor of steel structure after 2 years. And moreover, they extended kitchen space in 1999. The former ground floor was divided in some small rooms and there was not space large enough for them to enjoy their time with their guests. In 2008 the owner decided to restore the ground floor to be more comfortable. The ground floor is demolished except its structure such as columns, beams and foundations. The walls, eaves, floors, ceilings are all renovated. A larger room was planned with a new Japanese “Tatami” room added

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