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Double House / Tonoma

  • 01:00 - 4 February, 2010
Double House / Tonoma
Double House / Tonoma, © Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kobe-shi, Japan
  • Architects

    Architect Associates Tonoma
  • Area

    155.74 sqm
  • Project Year


From the architect. Double House is customized by small site environment.

I decided placement and a form by observing site environment well. Here, I try how the anonymous and small environment maintain sustainability.

By investigation before the start of construction, I understood that comfortable wind flow through the west from a rice field of an east side, lighting reached only southeast and the north side because a building was built in the south, and the same building was built in neighboring living environment.

Therefore I placed a short and big house in the south side ,and a high and small house, and arranged a linear green garden between two preceding houses, and I tried to maintain conventional environment. In addition, I add an angle and operate a form of a roof to take in much lighting.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

As a result, a high house of the north side takes and reflects light,and plays a role to drop light in a green garden. I can get lighting from this green garden in each room,and comfortable wind goes through it in this green garden. Additionally, it becomes an element of peace of mind that there are it being surrounded by a lawn and a tree and a flower planted in an impressive place of a green garden near life.

At the same time, Double house which was customized while catching small environment become a symbolic house in accord with this rural scenery and lets potential poetic scenery rise in the whole this place.

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