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Kyoto-Model: A House With 3 Walls / Shigenori UOYA + Miwako MASAOKA + Takeshi IKEI

  • Architects: Shigenori UOYA , Miwako MASAOKA, Takeshi IKEI
  • Location: Kyoto-city, Japan
  • Constructor: Kento
  • Area: 121.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Kei SUGINO

© Kei SUGINO © Kei SUGINO © Kei SUGINO © Kei SUGINO

From the architect. This is a proposal of the house on general-purpose system for contemporary Kyoto. We planned this house on surveys and studies of the urban structure of Kyoto-city.

first floor plan
first floor plan

Following 4 points are implemented in this project.

© Kei SUGINO
© Kei SUGINO

1.Make facade and the under side of the facade to suit the structure of Kyoto-city.

© Kei SUGINO
© Kei SUGINO

Contrary to set backing from roads like general spec housing, build the house to face the road making the wall surface line to preserve the city landscape in Kyoto. Also ventilation, the view, and security, etc. can be shared with other houses, because of planning to secure the open space in the under side of the facade and this is connected with other open spaces in other houses.

composition
composition

2.Give the flexibility to the house.

© Kei SUGINO
© Kei SUGINO

Flowing 3 points of flexibility are given.

flexible changing plan
flexible changing plan

-Fitting materials like doors are easy to change. That gives different taste to the house according to the seasons.

© Kei SUGINO
© Kei SUGINO

-The house is planed to be flexible on the floor plan. It is easy to make (or remove) an additional room in user’s needs.

second floor plan
second floor plan

-In future, the house can be sprit in half, brake down the half to make the house smaller, which mean, the inner wall surface can be used as outer wall.

exposed timber structure
exposed timber structure

3.Use wood made in Kyoto for all of constructional material.

© Kei SUGINO
© Kei SUGINO

The cost and the quality control have been rationalized by using the feature of Kyoto that the productive region is near the consuming region.

4.Put traditional industry to practical use.

elevation
elevation

The traditional industry over the field besides Kyoto is used in the area of architecture, and the possibility at the present age is suggested.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite:"Kyoto-Model: A House With 3 Walls / Shigenori UOYA + Miwako MASAOKA + Takeshi IKEI" 28 Jan 2011. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/106601/kyoto-model-a-house-with-3-walls-shigenori-uoya-miwako-masaoka-takeshi-ikei/>