The Architects Atelier Ryo Abe designed by Teshima, Kagawa, Japan is located in ARCHITECTS ATELIER RYO ABE. Shima Kitchen was a renovation project to create a venue for arts and dining from an old vacant house in a village on Teshima, a rural island in the Seto Inland Sea of Western Japan. Around this old house were vacant lands where several other buildings had been demolished a long time ago. An old warehouse and two persimmon trees remained.
The awning is made of charred timber shingles which are traditionally used as siding on the houses. The shingles were tied loosely to a frame and would flutter slightly in the wind to evoke bird feathers. The structure is created with simple materials that can easily be found even on this isolated island. 34 mm steel water pipes were used as the main columns and main beams, 27 mm steel water pipes as the sub-beams, and D10 steel rods as the grid frame of the awning. via