House F / Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio

  • 13 Dec 2012
  • Houses Selected Works
© Takumi Ota

Architects: Ido, Kenji Architectural Studio
Location: Osaka, Osaka Prefecture,
Architect In Charge: Kenji
Structural Engineer: Masakazu Taguchi
Area: 116.73 sqm
Year: 2008
Photographs: Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota

The house is designed for a couple, and is a wooden three stories house that is built at urban narrow site. Around the site is the mixed-use area where small houses, small factories, and small office buildings coexist together without any harmony.

© Takumi Ota

The client requested a garden in the south side of the site, and decided to make a building three stories to secure required rooms. It aimed at a quiet, soft space with the wood and the paint finished wall.

© Takumi Ota

The space with a brightness and openness was secured, and the space was contrasted with spaces with density.

© Takumi Ota

The beam of the void where the wind pressure had been received and the counter of kitchen were produced in the same material, elements were united, and “Meaning” of the beam and the counter was obscured. I made “the blank” where the light and the color tone change by progress of time were felt.

First Floor Plan
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  • steve

    There is no bedroom.

  • michele

    I agreed with steve, then noticed that the ‘tatami’ is the Japanese traditional bed. The green ‘carpet’ in the 3rd picture.

  • Xiari

    maybe they spleep on the floor