house in tourimachi by SNARK + OUVI borders a japanese cemetery house in tourimachi by SNARK + OUVI borders a japanese cemetery
dec 14, 2014

house in tourimachi by SNARK + OUVI borders a japanese cemetery

house in tourimachi by SNARK + OUVI borders a japanese cemetery
photo by shinzawa ippei
all images courtesy of SNARK

 

 

 

one hour outside of tokyo, in the japanese city of takasaki, architecture studios SNARK and OUVI have completed a three storey home with an irregularly shaped façade. the clients behind the project wanted a brightly lit and well ventilated dwelling that could be shared alongside their parents. consequently, the ground floor has been specifically configured to the needs of the family’s older generation.

 

the project is characterized by its asymmetrical frontage that also helps to shade the residence. internally, large windows positioned at the rear of the property ensure that internal volumes are filled with daylight. owing to the scheme’s location, bordering a local cemetery, apertures orientated towards the burial grounds do not risk the chance of being overlooked.

SNARK house in tourimachi takasaki city japan designboom
photo by shinzawa ippei

SNARK house in tourimachi takasaki city japan designboom
photo by shinzawa ippei

SNARK house in tourimachi takasaki city japan designboom
photo by shinzawa ippei

SNARK house in tourimachi takasaki city japan designboom
photo by shinzawa ippei

SNARK house in tourimachi takasaki city japan designboom
photo by shinzawa ippei

SNARK house in tourimachi takasaki city japan designboom
photo by shinzawa ippei

SNARK house in tourimachi takasaki city japan designboom
photo by shinzawa ippei

SNARK house in tourimachi takasaki city japan designboom
photo by shinzawa ippei

SNARK house in tourimachi takasaki city japan designboom
photo by shinzawa ippei

 

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project info:

 

location: takasaki city, gunma, japan
site area: 83.17 sqm
built area: 44.99 sqm
floor area: 108.59 sqm
number of floors: 3
structure: wood
completed: june, 2014
architect: SNARK (sunao koase, naoki mashiyama) + OUVI (shin yokoo)
structural engineer: shin yokoo / ouvi
general constructors: miyasitakougyou
photography: shinzawa ippei

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