alphaville twists angular house through osaka neighborhood
photo by kei sugino
all images courtesy of alphaville

 

 

 

positioned within a densely populated neighborhood of osaka, japan, ‘house twisted’ occupies an awkwardly shaped plot of land, contorted in response to the demands of the site. designed by kyoto-based office alphaville, the residence achieves a dynamic and rational program through simple spatial manipulations.

 

surrounded by traditional housing, three slanted roof planes contain skylights bringing natural light into the heart of the dwelling. three carefully placed openings – the porch and the kitchen and courtyard doors – serve as direct interfaces between the property and its surroundings, oriented to face the interior at 45 degree angles. the choice of wall partitions and fixed furnishings ensure a variety of spatial qualities throughout the one singular volume. moving through the house, a sense of discovery and intrigue develops as the perspective of the home continually shifts.

alphaville house twisted japan designboom
the house occupies an awkwardly shaped plot of land in osaka
photo by kei sugino

alphaville house twisted japan designboom
carefully placed openings serve as direct interfaces between the property and its surroundings
photo by kei sugino

alphaville house twisted japan designboom
the careful provision of apertures ensures privacy and seclusion
photo by kei sugino

alphaville house twisted japan designboom
the residence achieves a dynamic and rational program through simple spatial manipulations
photo by kei sugino

alphaville house twisted japan designboom
three slanted roof planes contain skylights bringing natural light into the heart of the dwelling
photo by kei sugino

alphaville house twisted japan designboom
living space is positioned at the center of the property
photo by kei sugino

alphaville house twisted japan designboom
the choice of wall partitions and fixed furnishings ensure a variety of spatial qualities
photo by kei sugino

alphaville house twisted japan designboom
book shelves positioned underneath the stairway
photo by kei sugino

alphaville house twisted japan designboom
‘house twisted’ set within its dense residential environment
photo by kei sugino

 

drawings

 

project info:

 

location: osaka, japan
type:
residence
site area: 184.76 sqm
building area: 84.46 sqm
total floor area: 99.83 sqm
building scale: 2 storeys
structure system: steel
structural engineer: kazuo takeguchi