mega: house in kamigamo
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feb 26, 2013
mega: house in kamigamo


‘house in kamigamo’ by mega, kyoto, japan
image © kei sugino
all images courtesy of mega

 

 

the site, a scenic area overlooking kyoto and an almost perfectly-shaped right triangle, contains a steep slope in both transverse and longitudinal
axes,  informing a tangential structure that extends out from the landscape. the ‘house in kamigamo’ by dai nagasaka of japanese practice méga is
an extruded narrow home on a horizontal steel frame base supported by individual pylons, limiting the impact on the site. a timber-frame structure
holds the gabled roof clad in galvanized steel panels. the program is organized over two floors, both of which end at one extreme of the house characterized
by a full-size glass wall that allows views out to the city below. the upstairs contains two bedrooms and the living spaces are located below, including
a kitchen, living and dining rooms, and a small study area.

 

 


entry along the sloping street
image © kei sugino

 

 


(left) front elevation
(right) elongated elevation
image © kei sugino

 

 


long continuous space
image © kei sugino

 

 


(left) study
(right) view down the corridor and the various levels
image © kei sugino

 

 


kitchen and dining area
image © kei sugino

 

 


view to the city
image © kei sugino

 

 


bathroom
image © kei sugino

 

 

 


floor plan / level 0

 

 


floor plan / level -1

 

 


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steel frame axonometric / structural design: yoshiki mondo

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