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Wood Old House / Tadashi Yoshimura Architects

  • 01:00 - 20 December, 2011
Wood Old House / Tadashi Yoshimura Architects
Wood Old House / Tadashi Yoshimura Architects, © Hitoshi Kawamoto
© Hitoshi Kawamoto

© Hitoshi Kawamoto © Hitoshi Kawamoto © Hitoshi Kawamoto © Hitoshi Kawamoto +18

   

© Hitoshi Kawamoto
© Hitoshi Kawamoto

This project is the renovation of a traditional wooden town house in Nara, Japan, built about 200 years ago, for a young couple and their children.

© Hitoshi Kawamoto
© Hitoshi Kawamoto

This old house consists of several small buildings, and there are several spot gardens, and passage gardens between buildings.

© Hitoshi Kawamoto
© Hitoshi Kawamoto

However, taking no thought of interaction between buildings and gardens, repairs have been carried out on numerous occasions, and the interior has also been redecorated with new materials. Except for the main structure and façade, the original model can no longer be seen.

© Hitoshi Kawamoto
© Hitoshi Kawamoto

‘Void space’ carved out the old house, taking out new materials. Void space means the new large space turned into a porch by opening all sliding window panels, and the new small earthen floor space, connected existing spot gardens and passage gardens, facilitated lighting and ventilation. Making the new space, we reuse materials from old house, to the extent possible.

© Hitoshi Kawamoto
© Hitoshi Kawamoto

By inserting this void space, it connects the new with the old, and a revival is achieved through a skilful fusion between buildings and gardens.

© Hitoshi Kawamoto
© Hitoshi Kawamoto

We reuse structural members and old mud wall from old house as structural reinforcements and heat storage materials.

© Hitoshi Kawamoto
© Hitoshi Kawamoto

And new outside materials are planned to be able to reuse in the future, binding with wedge.

Cite: "Wood Old House / Tadashi Yoshimura Architects" 20 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/192783/wood-old-house-tadashi-yoshimura-architects/>
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22 Comments

robert cooper · January 09, 2013

a real work of art. great light

thouonesand · April 02, 2012

want to build a restaurant using this model
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lam/b/da (Latr Imed) · February 15, 2012

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n koma · December 25, 2011

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Rick · December 25, 2011

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Khai L Chan · December 24, 2011

Wood Old House / Tadashi Yoshimura Architects http://t.co/bO3Ov0uj #architecture

Centor4 · December 24, 2011

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Centor4 · December 24, 2011

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Gosia Kung · December 23, 2011

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Brendan Sutcliffe · December 22, 2011

Loving: Wood Old House / Tadashi Yoshimura Architects http://t.co/GbC1tZPr

Jonathan Kirk · December 22, 2011

Deft intervention celebrating the new and the old. http://t.co/rpTDGS9n via @archdaily

chrisdrummond · December 22, 2011

beautiful and amazing renovation of Japanese traditional house http://t.co/uky48Va1

Danielle · December 21, 2011

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Houses At Sagaponac · December 21, 2011

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????? · December 21, 2011

Wood Old House / Tadashi Yoshimura Architects | ArchDaily http://t.co/wZwLxQZt @archdaily???? It&#39s just wood. Just wood.

Teddy Payet · December 21, 2011

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industria natural · December 21, 2011

beautiful and amazing renovation of Japanese traditional house http://t.co/uky48Va1

i2h · December 21, 2011

really nice...the interventions look almost like theater sets inside the original space.

Al · December 21, 2011

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F.M.B. · December 21, 2011

Beautiful house full of poesy

Trey · December 21, 2011

Sublime. Must be poetry by candle light, on a full moon, a gentle breeze... (-:

amr · December 21, 2011

Exquisite. By far the best house renovation/ addition I have seen on here all year.

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