A House in Kamigamo / Méga

  • 16 Mar 2013
  • Houses Selected Works
© Kei Sugino

Architects: Méga
Location: Kyoto-city, Kyoto,
Architect In Charge: Dai Nagasaka
Design Team: Dai Nagasaka, Ikue Tanaka (former staff)
Site Area: 245 sqm
Area: 134 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Kei Sugino

The site size is 40m×(11m/1.7m). 

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

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

© 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

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


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

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