Hachiouji House / Krew Architects

  • 02 Apr 2013
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Architects: Krew Architects
Location: , Japan
Architect In Charge: Krew Architects
Design Team: Ryosuke Kanayama, Tadashi Kawarasaki
Area: 100 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Krew Architects

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The house is located in a suburb of Tokyo, and its size is typical for the area: the site area is 130 m2 and the total area is 100 m2.

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Housing in Tokyo presents a number of challenges. It is our belief that these can best be met by creating a charming space in a very simple form of architecture. Simplicity of style also has the added advantage that it keeps building costs down.

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However, the trend seems to have become overly minimalistic and so, to counter this, we have inserted a soft-image wood plate to the square image architecture. The wood plate creates a link between the 1st and 2nd floors, which facilitates natural ventilation, and allows for sunlight to filter down from the top to the bottom floor.

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The design incorporates a number of goals. It is our belief that public spaces within a house should be connected; moreover, we have paid great attention to ensure that the house is energy efficient; finally, we have sought to make use of natural ventilation throughout the house.

The positioning of the property means that it benefits from a great deal of natural sunlight and privacy is ensured by high side windows.

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