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hiroyuki shinozaki: house H
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dec 13, 2012
hiroyuki shinozaki: house H


‘house H’ by hiroyuki shinozaki, matsudo, japan
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japanese architect hiroyuki shinozaki‘s ‘house H’ in matsudo, chiba prefecture, takes the iconographic image of the house and reinvents the interior sequence of spaces. the all-wood construction is organized by two clusters of 4 columns creating repetitive frames of two-dimensional Y-shaped column trees that delineate three separate sections and heights connected by an interstitial platform.

 

this shift is acknowledged on the ground level as well as the exposed concrete floor is broken in the middle by a slightly elevated timber platform that contains the stairs and central kitchen. the upper level keeps a constant connection to the lower storey, almost as nests perched upon tree branches living between and through the canopy of the forking pillars. skylights present in each bedroom can be opened for light and ventilation, as the interior functions as one thermal space.


front entrance facing east
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main living space
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raised wood platform and integrated kitchen counter
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dining area
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kitchen
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second-storey program sits between the columns
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(left) view from the ground
(right) view form the upper storey
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stairs
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upper storey platforms create a sequence above the living space
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bedroom
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wooden loft in bedroom
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