This is the extension project of dog salon for small dogs in Okazaki, Aichi. Originally, it was new one storied house attached salon. The client’s request is building 2nd floor to open general shop.

Studio Name: Keisuke Hatakenaka Architects Studio
Design Team: Keisuke Hatakenaka
Area: 39.69㎡
Year: Completed in 2016

Location: 40-1,2 Kitaura Kamota-cho Okazaki-shi Aichi Japan
Photography Credits: Takumi Ota

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Because it located remote place, we need to work compactly within limits of the budget. So we adopted dry construction method,

just like putting furniture together, and advanced work so that process might flow to one-way, structure → interior → equipment.

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We built parking space for two cars at 1st floor with steel frame and put wooden wall in the frame. Then we set up equipment in right place carefully

and laid pipes as bare.It is very simple but we use double glazing at window and made roof double structure and filled insulators into it.

We also made eaves as deeply as possible. These specification and outdoor blind make its thermal environment comfortable through the year.

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When we built 2nd floor, we also propose roof balcony on existing roof. At first I thought that place is used for only dog run,

but the client could grow and sell vegetables with his suggestion that plastic greenhouse is built there. The parking area has changed sales space now.

There is no special device but our light expectation that it could be a trigger which can spread their potential is being achieved

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I realize its good viewing once more after it’s completed, there is no tall building but forest and mountains.

It is just like connection of the scenic picture abundant naturally trimmed by window frame.

Keisuke Hatakenaka

1999 graduate Chiba Institute of Technology Dept. Mechanical Science and Engineering

1999 worked as an engineer

2007 graduate Art and Architecture School of WASEDA UNIVERSITY

2007 joined Schemata Architecture office

2010 established Keisuke Hatakenaka Architects Studio


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