Gallery in Kiyosato Villa with Exhibition Space

Architecture Design Award Winner.
Awarded Golden for Good Architecture, Building and Structure Design.

Gallery in Kiyosato Villa with Exhibition Space
by Satoshi Okada

  • Awarded April 15, 2017
  • CLIENT: Private Client
  • 4.436

The Gallery in Kiyosato is designed to stimulate sensual perception above rational comprehension. A newly conceived method named Container Structure System bears the loads of the Gallery: it consists of a ship-shaped core in which smaller spaces are encased to create an intricate sequence of fragmented views. The predominant material is local timber whereas every turn is transparent as to offer a glance of the otherwise concealed forest.

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Gallery in Kiyosato Villa with Exhibition Space

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Gallery in Kiyosato Villa with Exhibition Space

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Inspirational Villa with Exhibition Space Design

Gallery in Kiyosato Villa with Exhibition Space

Inspirational Villa with Exhibition Space Design

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Gallery in Kiyosato Villa with Exhibition Space

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Gallery in Kiyosato Villa with Exhibition Space

Satoshi Okada

Designer of Gallery in Kiyosato Villa with Exhibition Space


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Interview with Satoshi Okada on Gallery in Kiyosato Villa with Exhibition Space

What is the main principle, idea and inspiration behind your design?
The building is configured as multiple ship-like volumes which are interlocked in a complex layout.
What has been your main focus in designing this work? Especially what did you want to achieve?
The building shall lay scattered in the forest, as its view from the outside is fragmented by lush vegetation around it.
Why did you design this particular concept? Was this design commissioned or did you decide to pursuit an inspiration?
The design concept was entirely conceived by Satoshi Okada and it derives both from the context and from the human feelings it aims to trigger.
What made you design this particular type of work?
The design concept was entirely conceived by Satoshi Okada and it derives both from the context and from the human feelings it aims to trigger.
Where there any other designs and/or designers that helped the influence the design of your work?
The same structural system has been later applied to the Agri-community Center;
What sets this design apart from other similar or resembling concepts?
This design is part of a ongoing thread of research and practice.
Who did you collaborate with for this design? Did you work with people with technical / specialized skills?
Hirokazu Toki, structural engineer and researcher. Together we developed and optimized the CSS (Container Structure System) that bears the loads of the whole building.
What is the role of technology in this particular design?
It enhance the architectural concept and ensure comfort and safety throughout the whole building.

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