akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house
 
akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house
mar 14, 2011

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house

‘the ordinary house’ by akasaka shinichiro atelier in sapporo, japan all images courtesy akasaka shinichiro atelier photographer: koji sakai

‘the ordinary house’ by japanese practice akasaka shinichiro atelier is a two storey dwelling located in the hills of a forest outside sapporo city. simple in volume and floor plan, the cubic design explores the notion of generating memorable spaces from subtle cuts and modifications.

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house exterior view

sitting on a natural stepped-down stage in the hillside, the design’s main entrance is located on the upper level and is accessed by an elevated bridgeway. the unassuming finish of the facades conceals the presence of the structure, with all of its discernible domestic features – windows, terrace, chimney – placed on the sides facing out into the forest.

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house bridge entrance

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house

a pie-shaped section excised out of its east facade creates an outdoor terrace by the upper-level dining area. located adjacent to this is a triangular void space that allows the dwellers to overlook the living room downstairs from the mezzanine floor. expansive glazing provides natural lighting into both these spaces, blurring the physical boundaries between the interior and exterior.

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house (left) facade (right) view out from living area

finished in panels of light plywood, the interior provides a natural and illuminated atmosphere. the living space features a series of stepped seating that orientate the space towards the view outside.

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house stepped seating in living area

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house dining space

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house mezzanine level

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house view of outdoor terrace

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house bathroom

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house during winter

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house (left) floor plan / level 0 (right) floor plan /  level +1

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house section through terrace

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house section through mezzanine-atrium

akasaka shinichiro atelier: the ordinary house exploded axo diagram

  • very inspiring. pity that kitchen is not open plan though maybe an opportunity lost. also – the way the bedrooms function is a bit strange.

    lvanwyk
  • nice but still don`t understand the function of the room with steps

    myfezazi
  • So beautiful and cozy 🙂 i love it

    Snow
  • simply beautiful.

    mjb
  • Lovely home. Fun and peaceful

    rcvs1
  • Very beautiful.
    Greetings to Japan, you’ll overcome the situation. You did it before….

    El Trooper
  • lovely!

    bootsie
  • exquisite

    dbkii

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