Ceiling and Ellipse House Renovation / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE

Ceiling and Ellipse House Renovation / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE

Ceiling and Ellipse House Renovation / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE - Interior Photography, Chair, Beam, Handrail, DeckCeiling and Ellipse House Renovation / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE - Interior Photography, BeamCeiling and Ellipse House Renovation / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE - Interior Photography, Living Room, Sofa, BeamCeiling and Ellipse House Renovation / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE - Interior Photography, Chair, Beam+ 23

Kodaira, Japan
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Ceiling and Ellipse House Renovation / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE - Interior Photography, Handrail, Beam
© Kenta Hasegawa

Text description provided by the architects. The renovation project of a 20-year-old house, whose most unique character is a large window and pitched roof facing south. Our proposal is to insert another ceiling with a super elliptical void at 1.8m height in the upper floor, where living, dining space and kitchen are located.

Ceiling and Ellipse House Renovation / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE - Interior Photography, Living Room, Beam, Bed
© Kenta Hasegawa
Ceiling and Ellipse House Renovation / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE - Interior Photography, Living Room, Sofa, Beam
© Kenta Hasegawa

This ceiling creates not only the space both above and below this, but also works as structural and environmental element, which make it possible to remove the existing bracing and to let the wind in from the upper part of the window.

Ceiling and Ellipse House Renovation / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE - Interior Photography, Beam
© Kenta Hasegawa
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Ceiling and Ellipse House Renovation / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE - Interior Photography, Beam, Facade, Handrail
© Kenta Hasegawa

This ceiling also exists as a maximal/autonomous object in the existing context. Therefore the strong form of this ceiling/void could react toward the surrounding situation, physically and metaphysically.

Ceiling and Ellipse House Renovation / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE - Interior Photography, Chair, Beam
© Kenta Hasegawa
Ceiling and Ellipse House Renovation / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE - Exterior Photography, Windows, Facade
© Kenta Hasegawa

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Cite: "Ceiling and Ellipse House Renovation / MURAYAMA + KATO ARCHITECTURE" 22 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/937929/ceiling-and-ellipse-murayama-plus-kato-architecture> ISSN 0719-8884

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