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Chikuzen House / Design nico Architect Associates

  • 01:00 - 27 April, 2010
Chikuzen House / Design nico Architect Associates
Chikuzen House / Design nico Architect Associates, © Ohno Hiroyuki
© Ohno Hiroyuki

© Ohno Hiroyuki © Ohno Hiroyuki © Kazuya Matsuda © Kazuya Matsuda +17

From the architect. The site is a house built in the suburbs that offer the view of Yasu-Kogen and Mt. Ohira distantly northward. The owner only expected the space for future children and two young couples to live and gave us the opportunity of a design freely. When we visited the site, we were not able to feel an outstanding aspect except that open- northward scenery. In addition, the design started in the situation that I could not find the cozy space easily in the site while the site area is spacious 600 sqm. During the schematic planning, we located the necessary functions in a slim rectangular plan and categorized entire space as the public and private space then we came up with three boxes such as the public and private spaces and the intermediate space to tie those places.

© Ohno Hiroyuki
© Ohno Hiroyuki

We assumed the intermediate space as a kitchen, and we played to displace two boxes mutually around centrally-located kitchen, and created the opening where it was necessary in the place that the connection with outside and located the place that wanted to keep privacy from the outside in the place where it was in the blind area from the outside. As a result, we reached at the simple constitution that two lines of rectangles (two boxes) were located in the kitchen as the point of contact. In addition, I chose the gabled roof to be able to recognize from the outside that the two boxes were built by the relation that created the gap.

© Ohno Hiroyuki
© Ohno Hiroyuki

Due to the space of recognizable two L-shapes that came up by the two buildings slip off, the appropriate outside place was born in the site that seems too wide compared with a building area. We think that a feeling to have new place to stay may have come by becoming a person to be target to feel a scale.

© Ohno Hiroyuki
© Ohno Hiroyuki
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Daniel Vega Olazábal · April 30, 2010

@sandroarienzo Héchale un ojo a esta casa, igual y te sirve de algo.

Nicholas Patten · April 29, 2010

I&#39d Live Here: Chikuzen House.

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up_today_arch · April 28, 2010

Hi, Arnold!
Agree with you. But it is japanise kind of life, I think, to be more intrevert, more clouse for outside. If japanese architect creates house, most of all, create them-own piece of world..., small piece of univers on small site of 50 or 100 sq.m. It is just to my oppinion. It is allways interesting to see another way of thinking and making solution for same architectural problem!...

arnold · April 28, 2010 06:14 PM

dear up_today_arch,
that You wrote here about japanese thinking is clouse for me too.
the solution of house architecture (projection) in many case determine the surrounding. if you need to built the building in very dense (for example Jappan) urban district, you'll MAYBE do very "intravertic" house; but if your house will be in the large open space, so the building could be more "transparent".

the "japanese thinking" come out then they need to do very specific solutions to resolve specific (architectural-living) problem. so in this way often you can see the (in some case) strange "japanese architectural thinking". my mind, if I would live in Nippon for years, maybe and I would think the same, like Japan architects do :-).

arnold · April 28, 2010

Simply, logical, quiet, moderate. Good house.

But if the architects would allowed for me to draw some lines in this project, I would:
1) draw more skylights for more daylight in interior spaces;
2) not affraid to increase a bit these little windows (for more daylight);
3) and the main thing - for exteriot I would used another material. for me the wooden outdoors were looked very good. so I'd like to do the exterior from such material; or maybe another, who would looked warmer and close to the nature and surrounding..

The tin-plates are interesting arch.solution, but this material are used (I think) in many countries round the World. So in this place, I would looked for more original (jappan) solution.

The house is realy good. Arigatoo gozaimasu.

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Nils Mattisson · April 28, 2010

Sometimes it&#39s quite striking how similar Japanese and Scandinavian architectural aesthetics are.

INDIAN ARCHITECTS · April 28, 2010

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