House in Atagoyama / a.un Architects

© Yuya Saito

Architects: a.un Architects
Location: Mie,
Site Area: 239.81 sqm
Building Area: 66.74 sqm
Total Floor Area: 108.51 sqm
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Yuya Saito

The house is for a couple and two active boys.
Site is located on a small rise of land after walking a little uphill.

© Yuya Saito
floor plans

Put a 30 degree-curved wooden box on the ground which is 1.8m higher from road.
By curving a little, it builds up all-round view of ocean and sky from every single room.
Needed life spaces for four family members are fitted in simple plan, as compact as possible.

© Yuya Saito

The interior space surrounded wood is preferable to be peaceful, warm, and gentle.
This is the house that people can live by incorporating wavering light, refreshing breeze, beautiful Ise Bay lit by rising sun, and surrounding green from season to season.

Cite: "House in Atagoyama / a.un Architects" 15 May 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <>
  • james

    There is intimacy.

  • arnold

    Jappan/Finland style house. Unisex style building.

    Good, logical and a bit nice, interesting house. wooden house – “warm” house; but isn’t too much here wood (exterior and interior)? non-monotonic “wooden” solution?

    the japan style (tatami) room I like best – it’s really japan style.

    please, give us the real japan STYLE (modern or not) building.


    i was expecting to see a family of giant gerbils. makes sense as Japanese arch much like a dollhouse very fun looks to be a enjoyable environment.

  • sullka

    Beautiful, like living in a balsa wood scale model.

  • Nick Downes

    Well designed wooden Japanese residence #architecture

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