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A house in Kamigamo / Méga

  • Architects: Méga
  • Location: Kyoto-city, Kyoto, Japan
  • Architect In Charge: Dai Nagasaka
  • Design Team: Dai Nagasaka, Ikue Tanaka (former staff)
  • Site Area: 245 sqm
  • Area: 134.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Kei Sugino

© Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino © Kei Sugino

The site size is 40m×(11m/1.7m). 

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

This shape is almost right triangle.

Both the road and the site is steep slope.

In addition, this site is regulated as a scenic area.

© Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino

Though, being on the side of mountain, this landscape holds a possibility for house to have a dynamic view of Kyoto city.

© Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino

In order to make the plan possible, I took decent research about the space and the type of structure before purchasing the land.

© Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino

This house has the two-storied gable timber structure on a steel stage lifted with steel pickets.

Section
Section

Having different levels of LDK and wood deck on the second floor, a family of three lives in this house.

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