DOG architect has shared a home renovation project located in kanagawa, japan defined by a double tier roof. interrupted by a tree emerging from the middle, this roof functions both as the cover to the dwelling and the compact garage; establishing the home as a single entity with a functional connection, despite being isolated structurally.


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the project led by architect ryutaro saito of DOG was realized for a young couple who wanted a single home catering to their daily needs and motorcycling hobby. due to the strict restrictions of the site which was to not touch the existing stone walls and this limited the design possibilities. the resulting scheme sees the double roof hiding the visibility of two floors. the ceilings follow the incline of the roof and a consecutive ceiling appears in the room and links an interior and an exterior design. on the second level, the smaller roof is lifed to form a clerestory window and illuminating the upper level while retaining privacy. in the middle of the volume, the roof is interrupted by an opening to enable a tree and small courtyard to be formed.


the facade is defined by the old and new, the old being the stone walls and the new being the roofs


a small window has been incorporated in furniture


the second level sits above the kitchen as a half-mezzanine level


the space follows the slant of the ceiling and the clarestory window


the large ceiling overlaps the 1st floor from the 2nd floor


the interior has been planned around this roof forming various spaces


a clear relation has been established between the motorcycle garage and the living space


axonometric of sectional detail

 

 

project info:

 

 

architect: ryutaro saito / DOG
location: yokohama, kanagawa, japan
use: house + garage
structure: wood, two floors
total area: 123.78 sqm
completion: 2016 December
constructor: daido kogyo co.
structural engineer: yasuhiro kaneda / YKS
facility engineer: kazuhiro endo / EOS plus

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