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CASE-REAL: house in saitozaki
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feb 01, 2012
CASE-REAL: house in saitozaki


‘house in saitozaki’ by CASE-REAL in fukuoka, japan
all images courtesy CASE-REAL
image © hiroshi mizusaki

 

 

 

japanese architecture practice CASE-REAL (koichi futatsumata) has shared with us images of ‘house in saitozaki’,
a private family residence in fukuoka, japan. combining the archetypical volumes of a one-storey dwelling and a two-storey dwelling,
the resulting design exhibits a pragmatic structure that accommodates its domestic programs with ideal conditions.

 

 


views of entrance and cladding
images © hiroshi mizusaki

 

 

 

focusing on orientation as well as the site’s accessibility to roads, the free-standing dwelling establishes a solid presence
within the neighbourhood with a vertically-running metal cladding. square-shaped windows puncture the elevations at regular intervals,
lending a slightly warehouse-like aesthetic. by the street, a triangular terrace that continues out of the children’s play space and living room
allows an easy transition from indoors to outdoors.

 

 


view from terrace
image © hiroshi mizusaki

 

 


housed within the ‘single-storey house’ volume are the communal programs, arranged linearly for an open circulation of use.
the lower ceiling height combined with the exposed wooden beam structure results in an intimate spatial atmosphere for the
living and dining room. within the flat-roofed ‘double-storey house’ volume are the functions that require more privacy,
including the washroom and bedrooms. the slimmer layout allows for a well-illuminated volume with windows taking in light
from both sides.

 

 


interior views of communal space
images © hiroshi mizusaki

 



view on to terrace from living space
image © hiroshi mizusaki

 



entrance
images © hiroshi mizusaki

 



view of living room from hall
image © hiroshi mizusaki

 



upstairs hallway
images © hiroshi mizusaki

 



(left) sliding doors on bedroom
(right) hallway
images © hiroshi mizusaki

 



windows and roof lights
image © hiroshi mizusaki

 



night views
images © hiroshi mizusaki

 



conceptual sketch

 

 


floor plan / level 0


floor plan / level +1

 


project info:

site area: 169.0 m2
building area: 76.9 m2
floor area: 123.2 m2 (76.9 m2 / level 0, 76.3 m2 / level +1)

structural engineer: jikuu-koubou

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