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Pure House / Kugatsuno Kaze Design Office

  • 17:00 - 24 December, 2015
Pure House / Kugatsuno Kaze Design Office
Pure House / Kugatsuno Kaze Design Office, © MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki Nakao
© MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki Nakao

© MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki Nakao © MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki Nakao © MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki Nakao © MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki Nakao + 12

  • Total Floor Area

    133.50 sq.mts.
  • Total occupied floor area

    101.51 sq.mts. (1F:45.29 sq.mts./ 2F:56.22 sq.mts.)
  • Built area

    62.61 sq.mts.
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© MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki Nakao
© MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki Nakao

Text description provided by the architects. I want to create elegant curves using rough texture. Curves are inspired from a woman’s graceful gestures when she is adjusting her clothes. I also want to express lively energy of a woman playing an active role in the society. And I admit that graceful roundness of female body is great inspiration for my design.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Rough texture represents toughness of a man, but at the same time I also want to express delicate feeling and loneliness of a man that are hidden inside. In other words this is my experiment of contrasting roughness and minuteness. My intension comes from the love for the nature. It is a fact that an architect cannot avoid doing damage to the nature when he builds. But I sincerely wish to search for a way to minimize such damage.

© MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki Nakao
© MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki Nakao

I am sure that the term “recycled plywood panel” is not popular in business of architecture. I selected such plywood panel to make concrete form. Plywood is usually used for surface finish for the first time, re-used for the second time, and in most cases it will not be used for construction after that. But I decided to re-use it for the third time to make concrete forms, with intension to reduce impact on the nature.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The house, sitting comfortably on the ground, should be calm. And its silhouette should be simple. Residents enjoy nice view from there. They are sheltered from cold wind and heat. They peacefully wake up from good sleep, listening to birds singing. They enjoy reading and good drinks. They smell the trees....

© MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki Nakao
© MItsuo Matsuoka / Toshiyuki Nakao

Architecture does not say anything. It simply stands there quietly in the landscape. I built a small house. I sincerely hope for an opportunity to present my work to people around the world.

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Cite: "Pure House / Kugatsuno Kaze Design Office" 24 Dec 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/779246/pure-house-kugatsuno-kaze-design-office/> ISSN 0719-8884
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