House of Ujina / MAKER

© Noriyuki Yano

Architects: Maker
Location: ,
Collaborator: Yoshio Oono
Structural Engineer: Ryuji Fujiki
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 75 sqm
Photographs: Noriyuki Yano

We made this plan considering how we expand the interior space to outside with guarding resident’s privacy on the narrow grounds in the overcrowded area. What is the exclusive feature is the outer wall all covered with Garubariumu that is used as a material of roof. It can shut out the influence of neighbors in the overcrowded area, and keep the house in privacy.

© Noriyuki Yano

The roof portion with a large skylight for natural lighting provides finding the difference between LDK and airy three-dimensional space with high ceilings. Because of it, we made a open space in the house opposite from exclusive view, and this space can ensure the privacy cutting out the interior space from outside. There are windows for ventilation on south face and north face separately from those for lighting.

© Noriyuki Yano

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Cite: "House of Ujina / MAKER" 19 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 26 May 2015. <>
  • Nancy


    • MAKER

      Thank you.
      Since it continues to send many things, please take a look.

  • up_today_arch

    typical Japanese simplisity combined with normal pitched roof! nice!

    • MAKER

      Thank you.
      Please observe from now on.
      Thank you for your consideration.

  • oli

    are the two beams of any structural use?

    • wpgmb

      Earthquake resistance, perhaps? Not sure.

    • tomoaki tanigawa

      It is for the increase in floor space of structure and the future.

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