studio 2A: house K
studio 2A: house K studio 2A: house K
aug 18, 2011
studio 2A: house K

‘house K’ by studio 2A in kanagawa, japan
all images courtesy studio 2A
image © takumi ota

japanese architecture practice studio 2A (miya akiko) has shared with us images of ‘house K’,
a multi-storey private residence for a family of three in kanagawa, japan. exploring a new way
of defining areas and individual programs, the design consists of 13 wood panels that have been
angled using a polar coordinate system, dividing domestic space at an open and human scale.

image © takumi ota

situated in a generous and lush plot of land, the hexagonal form of the house was determined
by the freestanding panels which have have been organized on a 30 degree system. the exterior
surface has been wrapped in laminated glass, resulting in a wholly transparent residence where
the garden can be projected on to the volume. a direct dialogue between the interior and the exterior
is also established with the angled layout facilitating a new view of the garden.

image © jin hosoya

street entrance
image © jin hosoya

the first level of the structure is partially dug into the ground, establishing an eye-level view
of the garden beyond. a spiral staircase serves as the core mode of circulation throughout the house.
singularly finished in light-toned wood, the interior space benefits from a unified atmosphere.
the angled partition panels loosely define the floors, creating a porous layout that encourages visual
and audio connection for the inhabitants. a void in the first floor further maintains a sense of
association between levels. 

interior view
image © takumi ota

spiral staircase
image © jin hosoya

(left) partial-height concrete base
(right) view from staircase
images © jin hosoya

image © jin hosoya

second level
image © jin hosoya

images © jin hosoya

overlooking the garden outside
image © jin hosoya

view of the street below
image © takumi ota

circulation space
images © jin hosoya

image © jin hosoya

views of washroom
image © jin hosoya
image © takumi ota

schematic diagram

site map

site plan

floor plan / level -1

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level +1


project info:

principal use: residence
building area: 49.10 m2
total floor area: 139.02 m2
structure: wood

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