ArchDaily | Broadcasting Architecture Worldwidethe world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

h

Nominate now the Building of the Year 2017 »

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
  1. ArchDaily
  2. Projects
  3. Houses
  4. Japan
  5. Office of Kimihiko Okada
  6. Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada

Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada

  • 01:00 - 27 December, 2011
Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada
Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada, © Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

© Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano © Toshiyuki Yano +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Hiroshima, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
  • Structural Engineer

    Structured Environment
  • Mechanical Engineer

    System Design Laboratory
  • Total floor area

    114.26 sqm
  • Area

    90.21 sqm
  • Photographs

© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

From the architect. The site is located in a residential area developed on a gentle perch in Hiroshima, overlooking a far view of the Inland Sea and Miyajima. The land of this area is developed into platforms form with several levels. The architecture was requested to have a view over the roof of the neighboring house, standing one level lower, and to consider security, for the site is located at the edge of the residential area, and to leave some space for extension when the client opens a small shop in the future.

© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano
second floor plan
second floor plan
© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano

To respond to the requests, the house is lifted from the ground. Like a bird’s nest, it called up architecture’s primary function of relief from disturbance. The house is open to the view and yet protected from the fear and environment. Slab and roof consists of one continuous plate. The variations of circulation and diverse spatial relations were achieved by placing a penetrating staircase. The extended plate made possible the future extension and softened the impression from the ground level. Spandrel wall changes its height accordingly to the thickness of slab. Together with the slab, the spandrel wall creates the continuous but various environments.

© Toshiyuki Yano
© Toshiyuki Yano
Cite: "Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada" 27 Dec 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/194979/toda-house-office-of-kimihiko-okada/>
Read comments

32 Comments

Nani Sa · June 13, 2014

remind me Lina bo bardi.

Nani Sa · June 13, 2014

remind me Lina bu bardi.

osman ghaffar · March 27, 2012

Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada | ArchDaily http://t.co/NEtFt1u1 vía @archdaily

Marcos Aquino · March 26, 2012

Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada | ArchDaily http://t.co/FGcm0jOQ vía @archdaily

El Chaure · March 26, 2012

Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada
De ArchDaily http://t.co/Y5k94jz7 http://t.co/Iyt9RctK

???? · January 07, 2012

???????????????archdaily??????MARK?????????????????http://t.co/IR9JaZzk

???? · January 06, 2012

mi casa por si no la conocían Toda House, xD lol http://t.co/HMu2MN3V

Akeman · January 06, 2012

Toda House, quiero una casa así *-* http://t.co/k6HHanqN

minerva gm · January 06, 2012

Toda House, quiero una casa así *-* http://t.co/k6HHanqN

Laurence Kogan · January 06, 2012

Toda House in Hiroshima, Japan is like a bird&#39s nest... http://t.co/Hjag2gV3

matt levinson · January 05, 2012

Cool! RT: @dneus And the winner of the Most Interesting House I&#39ve Seen This Year award goes to: http://t.co/3QwQjgqw

David Neustein · January 05, 2012

And the winner of the Most Interesting House I&#39ve Seen This Year award goes to: http://t.co/v308Thoh

nattapol · January 04, 2012

Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada | ArchDaily http://t.co/rqoSgapJ via @archdaily

hubert · January 02, 2012

Remind me the house Franck Lloyd Wright made for his son David and called "Living in the Southwest"

me.dha · December 30, 2011

Gorgeous use of space: http://t.co/2pvM2F0y

Tony · December 30, 2011

new age villa savoye.....

fluctuatingcity · December 29, 2011

Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada | ArchDaily http://t.co/4fLdGFpB via @archdaily

Ki-Seok, JanG · December 29, 2011

Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada http://t.co/yyiQCxWt ? ?? ???? ????..????..???? ?? ??? ???...? ????..????

Izzatina Aziz · December 29, 2011

I want a house like this http://t.co/zCi1617t

ostrov.co · December 29, 2011

Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada

http://t.co/o0u21l4t http://t.co/pPqYy7Kp

Structurally Unsound · December 29, 2011

I think I love this house in Hiroshima. http://t.co/zZuuYO7d #architecture

amada Carlota HR · December 29, 2011

Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada | ArchDaily http://t.co/NlX2K7YS vía @archdaily

amada Carlota HR · December 29, 2011
Adam Waltering · December 29, 2011

Even though the interior space is limited it is still inviting. Talk about a unique way to live.

Andres Felipe Parra · December 29, 2011

Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada | ArchDaily http://t.co/AUXXCihQ vía @archdaily

Mr. World · December 28, 2011

Que casa / escritório foda: http://t.co/IKuZGqaW

???? Yosuke Komuro · December 28, 2011

??????????? Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada | ArchDaily http://t.co/pdNYJEEp @archdaily

ostrov.co · December 28, 2011

Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada

http://t.co/o0u21l4t http://t.co/ahbYQL9n

A · December 28, 2011

I think I kind of love this house...

Scharounrocks · December 28, 2011

It reminds me of Scharoun's Schminke house.

TB · December 28, 2011

wow. this needs to be one of the selected buildings.

Sm · December 28, 2011

great.....

···

Comments are closed

Read comments
© Toshiyuki Yano

Toda House / Office of Kimihiko Okada