jun igarashi architects: house m
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jun 01, 2011
jun igarashi architects: house m

‘house m’ by jun igarashi architects in hokkaido, japan
all images courtesy jun igarashi architects
image © sergio pirrone

japanese practice jun igarashi architects has completed ‘house m’, a multi-level dwelling in
a densely packed neighbourhood in the heart of hokkaido, japan. composed of a series of
white boxes, the design seeks to provide a quiet and detached living atmosphere away from
the hectic pace of the urban site.

street elevation
image © sergio pirrone

stepped back from the street line to create an outdoor buffer zone, the house is revealed in layers
through a collection of box-like volumes that sit sidled next to one another. the resulting holistic
expression lends the house a dynamic presence on the industrial site, standing autonomously between
a tax office and a neighbouring house.

street view
image © sergio pirrone

running down the spine of the dwelling is a double height hall-way that connects the internal
programs together on both sides. drawing natural light from windows placed overhead,
the space is extremely well-lit and gives off an arcade-like atmosphere. encased in the largest
communal volume, the dining, living room and kitchen are arranged in a linear fashion from one
side to the next. a large internal window facing out to the hallway coupled with a generous roof light
overhead allows the space to be naturally illuminated. to maximize this daylighting effect, the interior
is singularly finished in white and light-coloured wood. a private study nook on a lofted platform can
be accessed through a system of cantilevering steps. 

interior view
image © sergio pirrone

view from the kitchen
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kitchen and dining volume
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roof light
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view of hallway
images © sergio pirrone

image © sergio pirrone

images © sergio pirrone

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study loft
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in context
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image © sergio pirrone

site map

floor plan / level 0
(1) entrance
(2) hall
(3) closet
(4) garage
(5) court
(6) drawing room
(7) utilites
(8) washroom
(9) bathroom
(10) rest room
(11) living / dining room
(12) kitchen
(13) bedroom
(14) guest room
(15) reading room

floor plan / level +1


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