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House in Sakurashinmachi / Comma Design

House in Sakurashinmachi / Comma Design

© Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota © Takumi Ota + 17

Setagaya, Japan
  • Architects: Comma Design
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  173 Area:  173
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2013 Year:  2013
  • Photographs Photographs:   Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

Text description provided by the architects. This is the project of the housing for two generations. We have renovated the house which is built 40 years ago and existing structure was reinforced against earthquake and built extension parts which has expansion joint.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan

 We tried to recreated not only the relationship among the two generations but also the relationship between "the house" including the site and "the surrounding area" which include passers and streets.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

The series of the wall lead the street into the house. While the balcony stretched ahead to the street surround the existing garden which is buffer between the street and the house.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

The texture of the wall was selected the mortared tile which has intermediate resolution between concrete block wall ; which is typical fence and interior wall.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

Both family of two generations live independent at the same time they share the two kind of the outside space. One is the street led into the house. The other is the existing garden. This two outside spaces create the migration flow line that they connect the two households. Therefore there is a flexible relationship among the two family.

© Takumi Ota
© Takumi Ota

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Cite: "House in Sakurashinmachi / Comma Design" 05 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/563152/house-in-sakurashinmachi-comma-design> ISSN 0719-8884

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