architecture lab: sodegaura M
 
architecture lab: sodegaura M
nov 14, 2011

architecture lab: sodegaura M

‘sodegaura M’ by architecture-lab in sodegaura, chiba prefecture, japan all images courtesy architecture-lab

japanese atelier architecture-lab has shared with us images of ‘sodegaura M’, a single-storey house in the countryside of sodegaura, chiba prefecture, japan. elevated 1.9 m off the ground by a series of structural stilts, the design explores the idea of solids vs. voids by creating multi-storey openings within the residence.

architecture lab: sodegaura M street view

situated on a corner plot that looks out onto a field, the dwelling is simple in form, taking on a rectangular volume with a linear profile. the lower portion of the house, comprised of a broken up collection of reinforced concrete panels, feature wide open holes of varying width facing onto the street level. translucent corrugated plexi provides sliding screens for when the inhabitants want to close off the area.

architecture lab: sodegaura M sliding panels

resulting in pockets of void space, the upper layout takes on the shape of a cross. additional privacy is gained by having the domestic programs lifted off the ground. multiple sight lines are also established from all levels of the residence through interior windows that look out from one area to another.

architecture lab: sodegaura M interior view

architecture lab: sodegaura M view of hall from upper level

architecture lab: sodegaura M interior terrace by the kitchen

architecture lab: sodegaura M windows, ceiling and skylight

architecture lab: sodegaura M ground level

architecture lab: sodegaura M at night

architecture lab: sodegaura M floor plan / level 0

architecture lab: sodegaura M floor plan / level +1

architecture lab: sodegaura M east-west section

architecture lab: sodegaura M north-south section

project info:

total floor area: 177.1 m2 structure: wooden structural design office: kazunari yoshida

  • Nice try. I really love the idea but the plan is not sophisticated.

    ttrosd

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