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Cube House / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

  • 01:00 - 12 August, 2010
Cube House / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates
Cube House / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates, Courtesy of  shinichi ogawa & associates
Courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associates

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From the architect. The house is built on a 1.5M grid module in all XYZ directions.
This site is at a corner of the new residential area in Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan.
The space is composed of a solid cube of 9.0M x 9.0M x 6.0M and a cubic void of 4.5M x 4.5M x 6.0M.

Courtesy of  shinichi ogawa & associates
Courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associates

The hall, children's room, kitchen are laid out to surround the living-dining room on the ground floor.

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Courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associates

On the first floor, the bedroom, walk-in closet, bathroom, court, are are laid out to surround the double floor-height well which is 6.0M.
Each room of the interior space is connected through the void of the living room.

Courtesy of  shinichi ogawa & associates
Courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associates

And the void cuts off the sky as a geometric form, letting the sunlight inside.

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Courtesy of shinichi ogawa & associates

In this house, all events, the changes of the seasons, course of time, and human activity, are created through the void.

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Centor4 · November 10, 2011

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Juriy · August 19, 2010

How can I hug my other half at night??

tunnnnnn · August 15, 2010

It's an art object. not a house.

Yasuhito Hiraki · August 14, 2010

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teum · August 14, 2010

haha ,i see a kid in the house in the second last image.
it is hard to find - But there IS a kid in DARK SHADOW

peterscott09 · August 13, 2010

It&#39s square. No its a cube. simple living http://bit.ly/dxqyhu

up_today_arch · August 13, 2010

It can be a house... If you have same mind... Normally houses build for certain client, not by generall rules. If client like this, so... for him it is the best house in the world.

red wolf · August 13, 2010

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Red Wolf · August 13, 2010

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koca · August 13, 2010

hahaha. imagine being the kid growing up in this house...

cerakk · August 13, 2010

WWWWHHHOOOOAAAAAAA, jajajajaja, this is a bit excessive.

Josh · August 12, 2010

This can't be a house. I applaud the simplicity of form, but it just feels so incredibly cold. The scale of the main area is way too overblown, when it had the potential to be an amazing space. It isn't inviting in the least sense, and pays no attention whatsoever to the surrounding context. It seems to be driven purely by formalism alone.

QDP · August 12, 2010

back to design school. Wrong scale, fear of dimensions, lack of context to human need.

yellowarchi · August 12, 2010

Cube House / Shinichi Ogawa & Associates | ArchDaily http://bit.ly/dA16Mb ||| Minimalism Much????

Gato · August 12, 2010

It makes me sick

steorfan · August 12, 2010

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Ichabod Crane · August 12, 2010

Mausoleum House? Morgue House? Yeesh!

Ana Maria Manzo · August 12, 2010

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Albert · August 12, 2010

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Albert · August 12, 2010

Japanese minimalism aesthetics at it's extreme.
Especially I like "west facade" :)

niko · August 13, 2010 10:42 AM

I also liked the elevation :)

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Omar · August 12, 2010

Jail House?

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