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W-House / Uchida Architect Design Office

  • Architects: Uchida Architect Design Office
  • Location: Oita, Japan
  • Architect in Charge: Uchida Architect Design Office
  • Constructional Engine: Hashimoto Kensetsu
  • Area: 78.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Hiroyuki Kawano

© Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano © Hiroyuki Kawano

© Hiroyuki Kawano
© Hiroyuki Kawano

From the architect. This building is a weekend residence for a husband and a wife who loves to go climbing. It stands on east facing slope inside a national park, where grand nature can be viewed in all directions.

© Hiroyuki Kawano
© Hiroyuki Kawano

I designed this building by a concept to divide required indoor spaces from the collection of perpendicularly crossing independent walls. This is a device to capture exposed view to all directions while ensuring moderate privacy by creating hidden spaces at the same time. Moreover, the outer scene one can see between those walls changes intricately by moving around the room.

© Hiroyuki Kawano
© Hiroyuki Kawano

Cedar plate is used for inside and outside wall, but I designed the walls to be as abstract as possible without losing the touch of the material itself. To the end, the main cast of the space is the outer scene, and the perpendicularly crossing walls controlling the outer scene are meant to play a supporting role.Data sheet

Floor Plan
Floor Plan
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