Sakae House / Hearth Architects

Sakae House / Hearth Architects

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Hikone, Japan
  • Architects: Hearth Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  88
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2020
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Yuta Yamada
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Eda, MARUHON, Takachiho Shirasu Corporation, Tanita Housing Ware
  • Lead Architect: Yoshitaka Kuga
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Sakae House / Hearth Architects - Exterior Photography, Facade
© Yuta Yamada

Text description provided by the architects. This project is a single-family house on a site, where a part of a tenement house was separated and demolished. Therefore, the site is long and thin with a width of 7.5m and depth of 30m which is like ‘a bed for an eel’.

Sakae House / Hearth Architects - Interior Photography, Dining room
© Yuta Yamada
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Plan - Ground Floor
Sakae House / Hearth Architects - Interior Photography
© Yuta Yamada
Sakae House / Hearth Architects - Interior Photography
© Yuta Yamada

Usually, you advance a typical courtyard on a site like this, but this time we decided to make a floor plan with a front garden and a rear garden instead of a typical courtyard that separates the space because the surrounding environment is an open space. Then we made an intermediate space (a rich empty space) which has an overflow light and a spot garden-like alleyway at the southern side for two gardens to connect.

Sakae House / Hearth Architects - Exterior Photography
© Yuta Yamada
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Elevation and section
Sakae House / Hearth Architects - Interior Photography, Door
© Yuta Yamada

While creating an externally closed space in consideration of privacy, we let in light and created a staging (changes felt by the five senses) in which the shade of light changes depending on the season and time of day, by installing skylights and high sidelights.

Sakae House / Hearth Architects - Interior Photography, Dining room
© Yuta Yamada
Sakae House / Hearth Architects - Interior Photography, Facade
© Yuta Yamada

In addition, by designing the alleyways and semi-outdoor spaces as if we were designing a city or townscape rather than a house, we were able to create a rich space that makes the most of the intermediate areas (the various connections and depths between inside and outside) while maintaining functionality. The lean and calm space, which is full of nature, will give an extraordinary feeling to the client’s everyday life.

Sakae House / Hearth Architects - Exterior Photography
© Yuta Yamada

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Cite: "Sakae House / Hearth Architects" 11 Mar 2022. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/978337/sakae-house-hearth-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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