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4n House / ninkipen!

  • 01:00 - 8 March, 2014
4n House / ninkipen!
4n House / ninkipen!, © Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

© Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata © Hiroki Kawata + 23

© Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

Text description provided by the architects. This is a house for a family of four in Ikoma city.

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The site had been divided into two levels with a retaining wall, and vehicle access was to the lower level only. We removed the wall, connecting the two levels with a gentle slope, and floated the house above it.

© Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

By elevating the house on piloti we created good views and an all weather outdoor space which is also a children’s playground and the entrance porch.

© Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

The window rail on the second floor is cantilevered to allow wind flow inside.

© Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

The kitchen counter is a thin concrete slab on a timber frame and maybe it is suitable to call it just a flower stand.

Third Floor Plan
Third Floor Plan

The third floor is a cramped but has free flowing atmosphere like an attic.

© Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

Children are running around these three floors now.

© Hiroki Kawata
© Hiroki Kawata

We hope that this family of four can have a house for their family in the wake of the 3.11 earthquake and live comfortably in their own way.


Cite: "4n House / ninkipen!" 08 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/482638/4n-house-ninkipen/> ISSN 0719-8884