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House in Toin / Kazuki Moroe Architects

  • 19:00 - 5 May, 2016
House in Toin / Kazuki Moroe Architects
House in Toin  / Kazuki Moroe Architects, © Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

© Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada © Yuko Tada + 18

  • Structural Engineer

    Takashi Takamizawa/Ladderup Architect
  • General Contractor

    Maruhei Kensetsu Co., Ltd
  • Site Area

    372.45 sqm
  • Building Area

    89.57 sqm
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© Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

Text description provided by the architects. There is a noble Shinto shrine on the southeastern side of the site.

I thought about how a house confronts with the forest of the Shinto shrine. At first I divided a building into four boxes to assume it a scale smaller than the Shinto shrine. Four boxes are pent roof, and the continuity of the roof harmonizes with the mountain range of the northeast side.

© Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada
Plan
Plan
© Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

The plan of each box is the trapezoid. With the inclined ceiling, the wall widens or narrows for the Shinto shrine.
The windows facing the Shinto shrine have various forms as follows. Picture window, sliding door, corner-less window, bay window, window with louver, window over terrace.  The form and opening rate of the window is decided depending on the degree of the privacy of the room.

Section
Section

Thus, I have made a variety of facing the shrine. Options of the choice of the comfort increase by doing it.

© Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

Adversely there are sightlines and lines of flow which go through four boxes. You can look around the whole house and a parking lot and a garden from the kitchen. I thought that rich space is born by making a diagram and breaking it on purpose.

House in Toin  / Kazuki Moroe Architects, © Yuko Tada
© Yuko Tada

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Cite: "House in Toin / Kazuki Moroe Architects" 05 May 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/786863/house-in-toin-kazuki-moroe-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884