SNARK + OUVI: house in keyaki
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mar 27, 2013
SNARK + OUVI: house in keyaki


‘house in keyaki’ by SNARK + OUVI, saitama, japan
image © ippei shinzawa
all images courtesy of SNARK

 

 

 

the small town of honiyo-shi is about an hour and a half by car from downtown tokyo, a place that resembles many north american cities in that all of
its citizens rely on private automobiles due to the lack of public transit. set back within the narrow corner site, the ‘house in keyaki’ by japanese studios
SNARK and OUVI contains a parallel outdoor parking spot surrounded by a small garden that occupies the remaining plot.  three vertical strip windows
located on the east, west, and south facades guarantee natural illumination throughout the interior at all times of day. triangular voids on the second
storey floor plan, located right beneath the glazing, allows sunlight to penetrate into the ground level giving the residents a constant sense of the time of
day through the changing qualities of light. the gaps in the floor also create a stronger visual connection between both stories creating a unified inner space,
with a rooftop deck for a more private exterior setting.

 

 

 


southern elevation
image © ippei shinzawa

 

 


solid northern elevation facing the neighbor’s property
image © ippei shinzawa

 

 

 

full article here

 

 

project info:

 

 

team: architects: sunao koase / snark (team: sunao koase, yu yamada) + shin yokoo / ouvi
structural engineer: shin yokoo / ouvi
general constructors: yasumatsu takken]
photo: ippei shinzawa

location: honjyo city, saitama, japan
site area: 132.24 square metres
built area: 55.54 square metres
floor area: 103.13 square metres
number of floors: 2
structure: wood

design: 2011.4-2012.3
construction: 2012.3-2012.7

 

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