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Y House / Kensuke Watanabe Architecture Studio

  • 22:00 - 20 December, 2016
Y House / Kensuke Watanabe Architecture Studio
Y House / Kensuke Watanabe Architecture Studio, © Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

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  • Structural Engineer

    Ladderup Architects. Takashi Takamizawa
  • MEP engineer

    a'gua e c'eu. Akihiro Nanjo
  • Contractor

    Sekiwa. Katsunori Ishii
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© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

From the architect. The site is located in Kamakura, one of the ancient city of Japan. Y house is a house for a couple and their three children.

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

The surrounding can be characterized by gabled roof low rise houses built in high density with lush greenery, narrow street with hedge and clayey wall. Y house is considered as a continuous space to this ambient context supported by treelike structure.

Diagram
Diagram
Diagram
Diagram
House Concept
House Concept

The diagonal columns are tied together at the bottom and reaching the roof grid frame at their top. On the ground floor, these columns appear as trunks of trees making the space open and one continuum with the garden. In contrast, on the first floor, they become dispersed and one may feel like surrounded by branches of trees. Daily goods inserted and stored in-between these columns, act as leaves of tree, will gradually define personal space for each family member.

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura

We consider Y house as a case study, an application of more general system that spread columns and their density defining the space. However, in contrast to modern architecture models that is more universal in all direction, this system is pursuing an architecture that blend and respond to ambient context, or gravity.  

© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura
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Floor Plans
© Koichi Torimura
© Koichi Torimura
Cite: "Y House / Kensuke Watanabe Architecture Studio" 20 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/801846/y-house-kwas/>
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