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Layered House / Jun Igarashi Architects

  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Location: Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
  • Architects: Jun Igarashi Architects
  • Area: 202.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Jun Igarashi Architects

Courtesy of Jun Igarashi Architects Courtesy of Jun Igarashi Architects Courtesy of Jun Igarashi Architects Courtesy of Jun Igarashi Architects

From the architect. The site is located east of Hokkaido, the old city area of Saroma-cho with a road passing along the north side. The warehouses of the farm co-op are gathered along this street and there is high traffic density. The office of the farm co-op is to the East of the house with a warehouse is adjacent in the west. In the south, there is a small garden, and the clients parents own the house by the garden.

Situation
Situation

I designed the space for this four-persons family in this place. I had the opportunity to solve the space by creating a connection with the outside by the buffering space which was used in other works at the time such as, Rectangle of Light and House of Trough.

Courtesy of Jun Igarashi Architects
Courtesy of Jun Igarashi Architects

In any kind of constitution, I think that the design of architecture is the act of making a certain closed-door room on earth. Even in Layered House I thought about the buffering space in it's relation with the environment with the aim at the space and the creation of a new place.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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