PrizeHonorable Mention in Architectural Design / Restoration & Renovation
Firm LocationKochi, Japan
Company Kiriko Design Office
Lead ArchitectKokutou Uemori

Prior to renovation, the building was a Japanese-style structure, located away from the main building and connected to it by a cross corridor. Although the building is only a few decades old and does not have a long history by any means, its previous qualities and features were remarkably different from those of our modern living environment. By equipping the building with cutting-edge amenities and drawing on the idea of connecting the spaces like a luxury train, we have made this into a one-of-a-kind place for the client, who is well acquainted with foreign cultures.