suppose design office: house in yagi suppose design office: house in yagi
apr 23, 2013

suppose design office: house in yagi

‘house in yagi’ by suppose design office, hiroshima city, japanimage © toshiyuki yanoall images courtesy of suppose design office

 

 

 

on a narrow site perpendicular to a small canal the ‘house in yagi’ by japanese practice suppose design office boasts an entirely concrete structurewith a single storey living area supported above a double height atrium space. the in-situ cast envelope reveals the integrated columns and beamson the exterior as well as the interior ceiling, ordering the facade with a visually rational delineation of structural bays. the entry contains a tall floor to ceiling height with compacted earthen ground that extends the exterior, emphasized further with the pristine smooth walls typical of the outer envelope of a building, and a single tree injects a sharp natural contrast with the immediate domestic landscape. a single thin staircaseleads to the second level where the living space’s are located. an elm floor and plywood partitions balance the coldness of the concrete, complimentedby rather modest fixtures and furnishings. a sliding glass door at the entry to the second level serves as a thermal barrier while permitting the passage of natural light from the large window that overlooks the river and small garden at the back of the lot.

 

 

image © toshiyuki yano

 

 

entrance atrium extends the exterior to a partially covered spaceimage © toshiyuki yano

 

 

dining and kitchen areaimage © toshiyuki yano

 

 

entrance from the lower areaimage © toshiyuki yano

 

 

sliding glass doorimage © toshiyuki yano

 

 

image © toshiyuki yano

 

 

entrance atrium during the day and night, illuminated by the exteriorimage © toshiyuki yano

 

 

 

floor plan / level 0

 

 

floor plan / level 1

 

 

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project info:

 

 

location: hiroshima city,japanprincipal use: private house site area: 155.60sqm building area: 56.24sqm total floor area: 112.48sqm ( 1f:56.24sqm  2f:56.24sqm )completion: june. 2012 design period: april.2011-january.2011 construction period: february.2011-june.2012structure:  rc structureclient: a couple and childrenproject architect:  makoto tanijiri [suppose design office]+ ohno hirohumi [ohno japan]lighting: originalproducts: dining tableflooring:1f・masa soil                      2f・elm flooring +  wax(mat)

internal wall: walls of exposed concreteceiling: the ceilings of exposed concreteconstruction: shinkou  kensrtsu co.,ltd.

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