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Air Flow House / UID Architects

  • 01:00 - 23 October, 2012
Air Flow House / UID Architects
© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda
  • Architects

  • Location

    Hiroshima-shi, Japan
  • Category

  • Design Team

    Keisuke Maeda
  • Structural Engineers

    Hidekazu Ikeda
  • Site Area

    498.15 sqm
  • Total Floor Area

    293.41 sqm
  • Area

    279.18 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

© Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda © Hiroshi Ueda + 17

Text description provided by the architects. This residence stands in a peaceful pastoral land,overlooking the Seto inland Sea of Hirosima prefecture, situated in the Chugoku district. I was asked to come up with a design that would blend in with the country-side landscape, so I presented the residence with a gable roof.

© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

For the exterior walls, indoor walls, and ceilings, red cedar was selected for greatdurability. A lot of wood was used such as Japan cedar for the floors and cherry for the doors of built-in cabinets. 1.4m-wide eaves are established and the wood was initially planned to be used for the roof but it was changed to Galvalume steel plate to secure the durability.

© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

An entrance was built in the approximate middle of the horizontally long building. On the south side facing the ocean, a terrace, living and dining room, semi open-style kitchen and bathroom are located, and the whole opening is glassed-in so that a view can be acquired from anywhere in the house. On the north side, there are rooms for three sons, an independent study room and a utility room beyond the hallway.

© Hiroshi Ueda
© Hiroshi Ueda

On the east side of the entrance are private space such as a master bedroom for the couple, a study room and a walk-in closet. A terrace was established between this east side and the public space of the west side. This terrace moderately keeps a good distance in between and gives an open feel to the residence. The japan cedar bean stated above, projects a shadow on the terrace’s wall and makes the indoor full of expressions. Moreover, a central heating system of PS was installed which warms the whole residence by emitted heat. Double-glazed glass was used for all the windows and insulating material was adequately filled to consider the indoor thermal environment.

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Courtesy of UID Architects

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