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A House Made of Two / naf architect & design

  • 01:00 - 17 February, 2010
A House Made of Two / naf architect & design
A House Made of Two / naf architect & design

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  • Location

    Kanagawa, Japan
  • Architects

     Akio Nakasa / naf architect & design
  • Program

     single family residence
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    0

From the architect. This is a project of one family living in two houses built slightly apart from one another.

One great volume of a house which covers the entire plot was supposed first.

Then this volume was carved in a curve in three segments and two volumes at the both ends were built as two houses on the site.

The wood structures and finishing materials of two houses are standardized to emphasis the relations of two volumes being originally from “one great volume” and that they are one though apart. Carved volume in the middle became a courtyard leading to the approach to two houses.

Having another house for movies at night, overnight guests or work at home allows the inhabitants the liberty to do what they please at a time they want.  This distance between two houses may be just right for inviting grandparents to move in someday or providing privacy to children at puberty.

The purpose of building two houses slightly apart is not the same as that of having a villa at a resort or a farm household having a main building and a barn.

This project is an experiment for allowing more life style options in the life based in the urban area.

Cite: "A House Made of Two / naf architect & design" 17 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/49900/a-house-made-of-two-naf-architect-design/>
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Daniele · March 29, 2010

RT @TokyoTeleport: A house split in two designed with the perfect spot for an e30 m3. Only in Japan! http://bit.ly/cIncKA

hyfwangsta · March 26, 2010
green tea · March 25, 2010

RT @TokyoTeleport: A house split in two designed with the perfect spot for an e30 m3. Only in Japan! http://bit.ly/cIncKA

Tyler Spurgeon · March 25, 2010

A beautiful piece of architecture http://bit.ly/cb1DL0

Leo · March 25, 2010

Designers, arquitetos e simpatizantes: http://www.archdaily.com/49900...

Yugo · March 25, 2010

RT @TokyoTeleport: A house split in two designed with the perfect spot for an e30 m3. Only in Japan! http://bit.ly/cIncKA

Tokyo Teleport · March 25, 2010

A house split in two designed with the perfect spot for an e30 m3. Only in Japan! http://bit.ly/cIncKA

Mark Bailey · February 19, 2010

Dream house of the day: A House Made of Two / naf architect & design - http://bit.ly/c6Nhgw

anavic · February 18, 2010

I miss some kind of connection between the two houses... too apart.

kamira · February 18, 2010

Looks like school of Shinohara...did naf architects study in Tokodai? Regards, greate job

ikachi · February 18, 2010

Interesting work. I think Mr. Nakasas goal was not creation of perfect design of the interior . It is the minor question how pillars are made

Ma?gorzata · February 18, 2010

Sorry Thom... but FOR ME having or not columns inside,in this house,is not functional but esthetical matter.

Nicholas Patten · February 18, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: A House Made of Two. http://bit.ly/bstnc2

archilocus · February 18, 2010

The courtyard focusing on the neighbor's palisade is very disturbing. By using the same materials for the 'cut' facades and for the others, the concept, basic and very formal, is not so understandable...

Dimitris · February 18, 2010

Very Japan, Very interesting, very out of the box!

Mike · February 17, 2010

So when I want to go to my hobby room I have to cross maybe rainy open space and the guestroom first? Missing link here, imho.

watashimo · February 17, 2010

I agree with Trevdor. Very nice project, and set into the neighborhood context in a nice way. I like the parking solution too.

hang · February 17, 2010

I loved this house very much before seeing the last pic about concept model.....

Trevdor · February 17, 2010

I really really like this actually. I think the exposed structure is captivating, a tip of the hat to historical modernism while being designed in a more contemporary modernist idea. Wonderful pallet, nifty idea splitting one house into two, and great execution. I'd love to live there :)

thompouce · February 17, 2010

@Ma...
sorry but they may have wanted these beams
I find them really nice, it is a house, not a club nor sportshall, no problem with having columns inside

Andy Marshall · February 17, 2010

is browsing A House Made of Two / naf architect & design http://bit.ly/9xQikN

nadire · February 17, 2010

garden centre

Ma?gorzata · February 17, 2010

Sori, ...reinforced concrete...

Ma?gorzata · February 17, 2010

My moderation at last!
Agree with you kt...
External structure should be in reiforcement concrete. That way internal space could be without ugy dark columns and beams.

ktanleysubrick · February 17, 2010

Hmm. Somehow its funny design, but to the interriors lack of teh strong idea, as exterrior.

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