araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyama
 
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may 21, 2013

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyama

‘house in shiroyama’ by araki sasaki architects, kanagawa prefecture, japanimage © shi mi zu kenall images courtesy of araki sasaki architects

 

 

 

charred wooden planks wrap the exterior of the ‘house in shiroyama’ by japanese practice araki + sasaki architects (A+Sa), differentiatingit from its neighbors in the suburban area. the two-storey wood-frame construction takes on the shape of a regular square, characterized onthe inside by the exposed natural plywood textures and surfaces and open spaces that expose the true scale of the structure from the socialareas on the ground floor.  the pitched roof gently rises on each side equally until reaching a square skylight that forms a structural ring allowing natural light to illuminate the entire interior.  the construction was approached from a DIY technique, using standard member sizesand connections to allow for easy future expansion and a rational structural grid. the ground level contains the kitchen and dining areason an elevated wooden platform, with a private bathroom and bedroom. the wooden beams that hold up the loft level floor boards areleft uncovered allowing a direct visual connection. a staircase at the entrance connects to the partial second storey that can be used as aliving or working space.

 

 

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyamabarn door entranceimage © shi mi zu ken

 

 

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyamadining roomimage © shi mi zu ken

 

 

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyamakitchen area and dining tableimage © shi mi zu ken

 

 

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyamaback entranceimage © shi mi zu ken

 

 

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyamafireplace areaimage © shi mi zu ken

 

 

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyamaupper level under the large skylightimage © shi mi zu ken

 

 

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyamaimage © shi mi zu ken

 

 

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyamabathroomimage © shi mi zu ken

 

 

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyamaimage © shi mi zu ken

 

 

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyamaexterior (left) and interior (right) wood contrastsimage © shi mi zu ken

 

 

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyamafloor preparation

 

 

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyamawall assembly

 

 

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyamaprimary structure construction

 

 

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyamafilling in the holes with resin

 

 

araki + sasaki architects: house in shiroyamaexterior construction

  • very pleasant;
    nice to see ‘workers’ doing their thing.

    DADAP says:

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