mattch: house H, nagoya
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dec 10, 2012
mattch: house H, nagoya


‘house H’ by mattch, nagoya, japan
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contained within one thick oddly-shaped shell, the ‘house H’ by japanese practice mattch, located in nagoya, sits on a corner site next to a small parking area. creating a continuous exterior envelope is a key component in acoustically isolating the inside, which then opens up into a common space subdivided by thinner interior partitions. the sweeping roof peaks at a transverse skylight that illuminates the double-height space inside, including the mezzanine. smaller apertures are cut out of the outer wood-frame walls to provide views and ventilation at different points of the residence, helping to break up the otherwise massive neutral-toned mass. the white interior contains natural round wood columns and oak floors, with the bedrooms existing in a smaller ‘structure within a structure.’ the overhang of the front entrance and vertical timber louvers shades the interior during the summer months and provides a comfortable and private exterior patio, partially sheltered from public view.

 


situated on a corner site
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view from the corner
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front deck and entrance
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semi-private deck
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main interior living space
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smaller structures within the main house contain individual programmatic elements
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all white interior creates a light environment
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thin rice walls divide smaller sections of the house
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bedroom
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transverse skylight illuminates the interior
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second-storey mezzanine
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large block of space
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floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level 1

 

 


section sketch

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