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naoi architecture and design office: sliding door house
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dec 13, 2012
naoi architecture and design office: sliding door house


‘sliding door house’ by naoi architecture and design office, ibaraki prefecture, japan
image © hiroshi ueda
all images courtesy of naoi architecture and design office

 

 

in a quaint neighborhood in ibaraki prefecture, overlooking a green field of sweet potatoes, is the ‘sliding door house’ for a couple and their
children. the architects, naoi architecture and design office, designed the home around a double-height living room on the first floor that
contains a very large sliding glass door connecting the interior with the yard and community path that brings neighbors and visitors and
provides a varied social life. the upstairs contains the private bedrooms, cantilevering slightly into the garden to bring the owners closer to
the rural landscape as the mass shades the social functions below. appliances and lighting were kept to a minimum to reduce resources,
relying more on orientation for lighting and temperature regulation.

 

 

sliding door house by naoi architecture and design office
sweet potato field
image © hiroshi ueda

 

 

sliding door house by naoi architecture and design office
(left) entrance
(right) deck with the start of the large sliding glass door

image © hiroshi ueda

 

 

sliding door house by naoi architecture and design office
social spaces on the ground floor communicate with the exterior
image © hiroshi ueda

 

 

sliding door house by naoi architecture and design office
(left) door opens to connect interior and exterior
(right) living and dining space

image © hiroshi ueda

 

 

sliding door house by naoi architecture and design office
main double-height area of the house
image © hiroshi ueda

 

 

sliding door house by naoi architecture and design office
living room
image © hiroshi ueda

 

 

sliding door house by naoi architecture and design office
image © hiroshi ueda

 

 

sliding door house by naoi architecture and design office
upstairs houses connect to the living area
image © hiroshi ueda

 

 

sliding door house by naoi architecture and design office
upstairs corridor
image © hiroshi ueda

 

 

sliding door house by naoi architecture and design office
image © hiroshi ueda

 

 

sliding door house by naoi architecture and design office
corridor
image © hiroshi ueda

 

 

sliding door house by naoi architecture and design office
site plan

 

 

sliding door house by naoi architecture and design office
floor plan / level 0

 

 

sliding door house by naoi architecture and design office
floor plan / level 1

 

 

sliding door house by naoi architecture and design office
spatial diagram

 

 

project info:

 

 

location: ibaraki prefecture, japan
date of completion: 2012.5
principal use: private house
structure: wooden + steel
building area: 592.41m2
total floor area: 121.32m2
design period: 2011.3 – 2011.11
construction period: 2011.11- 2012.5
structural engineer: nawaken-gym 
interior design: naoi architecture & design office
landscape design: naoi architecture & design office

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