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House Shimouma / Kazuya Saito Architects

  • 01:00 - 5 August, 2010
House Shimouma / Kazuya Saito Architects
House Shimouma / Kazuya Saito Architects, © Sadao Hotta
© Sadao Hotta

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan
  • Structural Design

    Konishi Structural Engineers
  • Site Area

    49.41 m2
  • Building Area

    36.85 m2
  • Area

    109.67 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

From the architect. The site is a long and narrow lot, located in a dense residential area in Tokyo with its north side facing the residential area. The clients are a working mother and her son who has many things to store. The surrounding environment has different personalities, increasing in many aspects, so we decided to continue with this guide elements.

© Sadao Hotta
© Sadao Hotta

They needed a secure parking and wanted a defined number of rooms so automatically the house became a three-storey building. We used wooden structure and dark brown wood for the exterior, as we were limited with a very tight budget.

© Sadao Hotta
© Sadao Hotta

Rooms are situated on the first and third floor, the middle one was left as one big space, and we designed a terrace in the roof, as the narrow site didn't allowed us to have a courtyard on the ground floor.

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29 Comments

Gpanderson · December 19, 2012

Uh, you can not use articles in your description of the project. No the, a, it, etc.
What exactly do you want to see out of your house?
The surrounding are perfectly hideous.
Neighbour look in? No, we can not have.
Lack of colour and simple facade with a minimum of openings contributes to harmony.
Do not disturb the wa.

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natália ß. · August 07, 2010

Que perfeita essa casa! http://www.archdaily.com/71184...

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Chiaro Scuro · August 06, 2010

-Ok, we are Japanese and need to design a detached house.
-Let's start with a site extrusion. Maybe we can alter the form. Maybe.
-Now we need openings. This is going to make the project.
I suggest that we just 2-3 openings per facade, avoiding symmetry at all costs.

Great. Now we have a Japanese house!

Other examples:

Cure Salon Monsieur / Upsetters Architects
House in Matsubara / Ken’ichi Otani Architects
Usuki House / Tonoma

** I'm not completely knocking them. This is a fine project, but this common aesthetic of an austere form, with one or two punched openings per facade is typical. Very typical.

tDA · August 07, 2010 01:32 AM

you forgot the all-white interiors...

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