kazuya saito architects: house yagiyama
kazuya saito architects: house yagiyama kazuya saito architects: house yagiyama
nov 13, 2012
kazuya saito architects: house yagiyama

‘house yagiyama’ by kazuya saito architects, sendai, miyagi, japan
image © yasuhiro takagi
all images courtesy of kazuya saito architects



japanese firm kazuya saito architects have recently completed the ‘house yagiyama’, a single storey residence within the hilly area of sendai, miyagi, japan.

positioned to the south of the hirosegawa river, the dwelling is situated amongst residential structures that date from the 1960s. the volume gives privacy

to inhabitants while a breeze passes through the four outdoor terraces. without windows at the perimeter, the interior is opened to daylight with a separated entry,

side door entrance, wash room and garden. high windows allows for daylight and ventilation while eliminating views from neighbors. a central skylight releases

built up hot air and promotes stack effect. 


the illusion of a never-ending interior is created by arranging rooms alongside outdoor terraces. a unique palette within every space including

wood-clad walls versus off-white surfaces or flat versus inclined ceilings to mark a change during movement between the spaces. the variety gives residents

opportunities for diverse experiences from day to day.



gate entry
image © yasuhiro takagi



living room
image © yasuhiro takagi



threshold to dining area
image © yasuhiro takagi



(left) dining room
(right) living room
images © yasuhiro takagi



dining area
image © yasuhiro takagi



dining room
image © yasuhiro takagi



entry at dusk
image © yasuhiro takagi



elevated perspective of residence
image © yasuhiro takagi



site plan



floor plan / level 0






project info:



architect: kazuya saito architects
location: sendai, miyagi, japan
structural design: atsuhiro nakahata + yasushi moribe
structural system: wooden
storeys: 1 storey
maximum height: 5,330 mm
site area: 468.96 sqm
building area: 137.47 sqm
total floor area: 137.47 sqm
project year: 2011-2012
photographs: yasuhiro takagi

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