The site is located in the mountains south-east of Osaka, at the foot of Mount Takao, in a quiet landscape of vineyards, from where you can observe the majestic river Yamato. The functions required to the structure are those of storage, rest area for farmers and perspective.
The existing structure is now old. There is not enough storage capacity and the necessary structural strength. In particular, due to the steep slope and the nature of the terrain at this site, the bearing capacity is very low, there is some pre-existing wall built to resist landslides during the rainy season.
Considering these aspects, rationally and according to the budget has been chosen the external form and the structural system.
The stock has been formed in the base of the structure built in the shape of a wedge. The visitor can reach the area of the upper floor through a corridor inclined, it is contiguous to the space observatory overlooking the countryside below.
From the observation area, in August, you can enjoy the scene of the summer festival and the fireworks that take place in the city in. In autumn, it is used as a relaxation space for tourists during the grape harvest.
“I would like farmers to be able to spend a comfortable working time enjoying the mountain landscape as it changes color according to the season.”
Project: Jun Murata Architect