ARCUS Studio forms the centre of the project and is housed in the "Moriya Manabi-no-sato," the lifelong learning centre of Moriya city. Conceived as a place for cultural and recreational functions alike, "Manabi-no-sato,” which was converted from an elementary school, serves as the hub for community activities for local residents. The centre contains a range of facilities that include a playground, music room, gym, kitchen, craft workshop, and tatami rooms.
ARCUS Studio is used not only as the resident artists’ studios during their residency programs, but also for various other purposes, such as exhibitions, lectures, and workshops. Each studio space (W:9m x D:7.5m x H:3.3m; 67.5 sq.m) provided for a resident artist is a former classroom with blackboards and shelves still in place.