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House in Hamadayama / K+S Architects

  • 01:00 - 14 April, 2010
House in Hamadayama / K+S Architects
House in Hamadayama / K+S Architects, © Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda +14

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tokyo, Japan
  • Architects

    K+S Architects / Nobuya Kashima + Aya Sato
  • Structure Engineer

    SHI (Takumi Shinbo)
  • Site Area

    178.83 sqm
  • Total Floor Area

    141.69 sqm
  • Area

    89.12 sqm
  • Project Year

    2006
  • Photographs

"Retreat" becomes the keyword.

I use  the bare concrete wall around to protect the living space from outside environment.

© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

I set the Core Tower in the center of the house and I let  the living space stream and spatially continue with clinging to the Tower.

© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

In the space isolated from the outside world, I try to  form the characteristically different space surrounding the Core Tower.

© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

Besides it, I make it very open architectonics and the movable  partitions enable the whole house to be a one  large (connected) room.

© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

This also makes you sense and feel the presence of two big tortoises  which are the member of the family  anywhere in the house.

© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

Whereas the house at a glance might give a subtle closed  expression in the town, indeed creates a warm and gracious atmosphere at night  by a light leaks  out from the oval aperture of the aluminum panel.

© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda
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13 Comments

Evan Jacobs · September 18, 2015

This is pretty big inside for how narrow it appears - very nice!

JChris d'urbanbike · April 16, 2010

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up_today_arch · April 15, 2010

Yes, we used to see empty and full of concrete as japanese building. Something full of philosofy... But is it obligation for each architect from japan?

arnold · April 15, 2010

Benefits (+):
- good exterior design; the main facade is monumental, clear;
- I like the interior and planing; this house could be a very good studio and a living place for 1-2 people; I'd like to have it (this house for studio).

Weaknesses (-):
- why in the Courtyard facade design big windows, if here are very close Neighbors houses windows? yes, I guess, what it's southern orientation :-), but why in the main, street facade to hide windows under concrete wall? so where's intimacy of living in this place? anyway it's japanies way of thinking and live :-).
- this is not small house. but house only for 1-2 persons isn't empty luxury? well, anyway, if it was client desire, so everything - ok.

summary:
- if here wouldn't be so close neighbors houses, I would love this house (there are no privacy at this side of house).

Stan Schroeder · April 15, 2010

RT @NicholasPatten: I&#39d Live Here: House in Hamadayama. http://bit.ly/bPgF3E

Vitor Santos · April 15, 2010

RT @nicholaspatten: I&#39d Live Here: House in Hamadayama. http://bit.ly/bPgF3E

Nicholas Patten · April 15, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: House in Hamadayama. http://bit.ly/bPgF3E

yeah · April 15, 2010

But...but...but the interior photos show an actually inhabited spaces with furniture - this just CAN'T be a Japanese project.

nicholas · April 15, 2010 06:04 PM

is a house after all~

yk11ky ? kztkk · April 15, 2010

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Henry A. Vásquez · April 15, 2010
Architecture+Molding · April 15, 2010

House in Hamadayama / K+S Architects: © Hiroshi Ueda
Architects: K+S Architects / Nobuya Kashima + Aya Sato
Locati... http://bit.ly/aLhNAb

Yngve Hauge · April 15, 2010

RT @bluevertical: love the punctures. RT @NewsArch: House in Hamadayama by K+S Architects http://archdai.ly/aMBVU5 #architecture #minimalism

REHA GERÇEK · April 14, 2010

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