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A house in Ayukawa / Méga

  • Architects: Méga
  • Location: Ibaraki-city, Osaka, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Dai Nagasaka
  • Project Team: Méga (Dai Nagasaka, Ikue Tanaka)
  • Structural Design: Satoru Shimoyama
  • Area: 230.85 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Kei Sugino

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

© Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino

From the architect. This is a house of a court and a skip floor. Though it is a two-family house, all spaces around the court will make a spatial continuity when it becomes ‘a house’ in the future. It is surrounded by sites, which shape like same squares. If the court designed toward the south, it will be in the shadow of those houses in the south and someone also can overlook it.

© Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino

So, by adopting a courtyard type and a comfortable rooftop terrace, we could gain out-door space with protecting privacy and appropriate well-lightning rooms.

© Kei Sugino
© Kei Sugino

The exterior walls are painted silver and the inner ones are white. The residents also enjoy the conversion of these walls. The first floor (of the lower part) is for parents, and the upper part is a bedroom for a couple and children. The second floor is a family room.

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