kimuramatsumoto architects: shino house in wakayama, japan
kimuramatsumoto architects: shino house in wakayama, japan kimuramatsumoto architects: shino house in wakayama, japan
apr 17, 2013
kimuramatsumoto architects: shino house in wakayama, japan


‘shino house’ by kimuramatsumoto architects, wakayama, japan
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located on what was once a vast rice paddy, the ‘shino house’ by japanese practice kimuramatsumoto architects employs traditional design methods
in an agricultural context with present-day materials and construction methods. the single family residence for a family of four uses a prefabricated
column-less steel framing system on a rectangular slab foundation measuring 16 by 6.4 meters, encased in glass sections and occasional uses of solid
wood panels. the gently-pitched corrugated roof plane creates a deep eave on the southern side to control direct solar gain and resides over an open
floor plan of space where each programmatic element is defined as an island of activity. a raised portion of the floor plane delineates the social living
areas while a bookshelf and private opaque bathroom structure help subdivide the bedrooms from the shared central area, lit by two skylights.
for increased privacy from the exterior garden landscape a long curtain wraps the interior of the home allowing diffuse light to the interior while
blocking views at eye level.  naturally, the cantilevering nature of the roof beams created a perfect moment to integrate a children’s swing adjacent to the house.

 

 


surrounded by agricultural fields and rice paddies
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front elevation
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solid wood panels create private privacy
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entrance
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central living area
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elevated living room and kitchen
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kitchen
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peripheral circulation on grade
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working area protected by wood panels
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closed curtain
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site before construction
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project info:

 

 

location : wakayama/japan
principal use : house
site area : 416.6m2
building area : 126.1m2
total floor area : 118.5m2
structure : steel
design : 2010-2012
construction : 2012.02-2012.10  
structure engineers : Mitsuda Structural Consultants
fabric : fabricscape

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