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  7. House Matsumoto Okada / MTKarchitects

House Matsumoto Okada / MTKarchitects

  • 20:00 - 18 April, 2016
House Matsumoto Okada / MTKarchitects
House Matsumoto Okada / MTKarchitects, © Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

© Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Matsumoto, Japan
  • Architect in Charge

    Akira Metoki
  • Area

    128.59 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

  • Structural Engineer

    Hidemasa Nagata
  • Construction

    Matsumoto-Doken Co. ltd.
  • Site Area

    300.17 sqm
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© Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

Text description provided by the architects. The “ROKUTENGOKEN-DO” is two-storey single family home. This house is sited in a quiet and relaxing residential area and has wonderful views and the natural surroundings.

© Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

"I like the house with a gable roof. The roof must be gable!" It was the request from the owner and was easily answered as I designed many gabled roofs in my previous projects.

© Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

I always think that to look beautiful the gable should has a simple straight line. That’s why a simple and rectilinear plan is needed.

Plan 1
Plan 1

ROKUTENGOKEN-DO is simply put, a modest sized gabled building with a jet black metal roof. The roof slopes gently to accommodate the modulation, beyond which deep eaves extend and provide sun-shading. The linear and deep roof eaves will cast a shadow on the wall. The exterior of the house is a simple composition of textures, including of metal roof, black painted cedar siding, white painted plaster, which are layered horizontally.

© Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

Wooden timbers were chosen as the main construction material for the house. The wooden timber is a Japanese traditional structure. The design reflects Japanese tradition, thoughts and esthetic sense and emphasises the structural beauty; beams of the roof, vertical of pillars, horizontal of beams. The staircase is skeleton type that is designed in consideration of the linearity and the timber structure.

© Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

The interior is extremely impressive contrast of dark brown floor, white wall, black ceiling and timbers. The floor is a herringbone of Asian Walnut timber. The composition of the lines is considered deeply as well as the distribution of the colours to perfect the interior.

© Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

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Cite: "House Matsumoto Okada / MTKarchitects" 18 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/785671/house-matsumoto-okada-mtkarchitects/> ISSN 0719-8884
© Yuko Tada

深邃传统的 Matsumoto Okada 住宅 / MTKarchitects