- Szki Architects
locationMakinohara, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Text description provided by the architects. Shinsyo is seaside town of Japan. This targeted area is declining every moment. There is no train, limited population, and high vacancies rate. The situation in this town shall indicate a future of Japan. This is a front line to go to decline. Structure of this area greatly depend on the sea. The townscape changes definitely to go along the shoreline. Three lines run along the sea in parallel.
The client is living in uptown, and this new house is built to seaside-line as a multipurpose house. It is a guest house to invite many person to, and family of their children may live in the future to spend slowly on the weekend. Such a house is often seen in this area. Because a population decline rapidly, and houses remain, one family owns some houses. The way of using houses is very various. Some houses change meanning for acquaintances, for visitors, and for hobby.
Such a living is extremely suggestive. Life to live in some houses regionally in decided areas. It’s like a P2P(peer to peer)system. P2Villa in Shinsyo will let this situation more activate.
On the site, every direction is surrounded in rich scenery, Mt.Fuji over Suruga Bay, windmill floating in mountains, port and swimming pool, and downtown. The client minded safety and view in particular. So first of all, structural wall is kept room enough. And plan is swastika-shaped that extend wall of every direction. In this way, strength of billding increases, and “A corner of huge room” is born. The “huge room” is a virtual room by the behavior of human. The “huge room” involves shore, port, and Mt.Fuji on the horizon, and “A corner of huge room” will relax people.
1.footprint of seasideline 2.almost of all house is closed house in sight 3.extending wall of every direction 4.“A corner of huge room” is born 5.A corner of huge room isn't complete in sight 6.window of see viewing 7.mysterious asymmetric outbreak(magenta-roop is closed feeling, cyan-roop is opened feeling ) 8.adjustment softly.
The building is a material and is clearly limited itself. However, the small space can be filled with big remembrance space if it approach the consciousness of the person by shape of the material.The real area is a small house less than 40 ㎡, but the feeling area with body is very large. The word “corner of a very large room” developed from this logic.