Modelia Days GOKOKUJI

Lead DesignerRyuichi Sasaki Rieko Okumura/
Design TeamHidetaka Gonai/Modelia, Gen Sakaguchi
ClientNobumitsu Ohashi/Shukou Kensetsu Co.,LTD.
CreditsPhoto by Bauhaus Neo, Light by Lighting Sou
Prize(s)Honorable Mention
Entry Description

The windows appear sufficiently large from inside, but the exterior surface surrounding each one slopes in at an angle, creating a recessed “frame” that heightens the impression of lightness. In addition, some of the sloped surfaces are covered with hot-dip galvanized steel sheets, while on the interior side, wooden frame-like shelf placed in the same position echo the rectangular shape of the recessed frames. This creates a loose connection between interior and exterior.


The International Design Awards (IDA) Awards 2016, GOLD Winner, Interior, Conceptual Category

Ryuichi Sasaki (Principal, SASAKI ARCHITECTURE)
1970 Born in Tokyo, Japan
1989-1994 Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA, Bachelor of Architecture
1994-1995 Columbia University, NYC, USA, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design
1994-1995 Asymptote Architecture, NYC, USA
1996-2004 Kumesekkei Co.,Ltd, Tokyo, Japan
2001-Present Phiframe, Co-Principal
2004-Present SASAKI ARCHITECTURE, Principal
2014-Present S.A.A.O, Co-Principal

Rieko Okumura (Principal, Atelier O)
1977 Born in Osaka, Japan
2000 Tsuda College, Bachelor Degree
2009 Musashino Art University, Bachelor Degree
2014 Establish of Atelier O
2014-Present S.A.A.O, Co-Principal
Visiting Instructor for Musashino Art University