Small Core House in Ochiaigawa / UNIT-O

Small Core House in Ochiaigawa / UNIT-O

Small Core House in Ochiaigawa / UNIT-O - Table, Chair, WindowsSmall Core House in Ochiaigawa / UNIT-O - WindowsSmall Core House in Ochiaigawa / UNIT-O - Windows, FacadeSmall Core House in Ochiaigawa / UNIT-O - Table, Chair, Bench+ 14

Higashikurume, Japan
  • Architects: Unit-O
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  66
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2013
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Yasuhiro Nakayama
Small Core House in Ochiaigawa / UNIT-O - Garden, Forest
© Yasuhiro Nakayama

Text description provided by the architects. This project is a minimal house for a young couple built along the riverside of Ochiaigawa of Higashikurume, Tokyo prefecture, in Japan. The house is built next to the greenest zone of Ochiaigawa, being a simple and white volume like a "TOFU" individualizes to it surrounding environment.

Small Core House in Ochiaigawa / UNIT-O - Table, Chair, Bench
© Yasuhiro Nakayama

We designed the interiors so that nobody could feel and see their daily life extremely. Outer shell has minimum function such as only an insulation and the lighting, and it is abstract expression of a weak, white and thin outline. Contrary to it, We put almost daily life function into the core which constitutes a nest. Furthermore, We paint the core in deep-green and assume it contrastive expression with the outer shell. The core divides the space of one room gently and it serves as an important infrastructure of daily life.

Small Core House in Ochiaigawa / UNIT-O - Image 14 of 14
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From the main room you can appreciate an abstract picture, the scenery of Ochiaigawa totally gets through a big picture window. It also seems to be one representational painting cut on a frame.

Small Core House in Ochiaigawa / UNIT-O - Windows
Courtesy of UNIT-O

We examined materials closely and made space without waste for the demand of the client of a low cost house.

Small Core House in Ochiaigawa / UNIT-O - Image 13 of 14
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Address:Higashikurume-shi, Tokyo, Japan

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Cite: "Small Core House in Ochiaigawa / UNIT-O" 14 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/371861/small-core-house-in-ochiaigawa-unit-o> ISSN 0719-8884

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